News & Events,Fall 2017

Thursday 10/12/2017

Image, from left to right: Ayobami Adebayo (senior editor), Abiola Oni (contributor), Zahrah Nesbitt-Ahmed (founder, Bookshy), Irenosen Okojie (contributor), and Emmanuel Iduma (editor) at the London launch of the first-ever print issue of Saraba Magazine. Photo by Immaculata Abba.

Quijote Talk: Saraba Magazine

Saraba Magazine: Transitions
October 12, 6:30 p.m.

Founded in 2009 by Nigerian students, Saraba has become one of the most acclaimed literary magazines out of the African continent. Since then, Saraba has published almost 400 writers in 40-plus digital publications available on its website, with continued focus on the work of writers at the outset of their careers. This year, the magazine will launch its first print publication, Transitions, featuring the work of several writers and visual artists.

To celebrate the launch, join the founders of Saraba—alumnus and professor Emmanuel Iduma will join New York-based contributors to discuss the ongoing work of the magazine, and African literature writ large.

QUIJOTE TALKS take place in our library on 21st Street, between 6th and 7th Avenues in Chelsea, usually on Thursdays at 6:30 pm. Named after our favorite after-lecture hangout, El Quijote in the Chelsea Hotel, and inspired by the knight errant himself, this new series consists of pointed talks and discussions about relevant pasts and possible futures.