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Abu Bakr Sadiq – Poetry

Abu Bakr Sadiq is a Nigerian poet. He is the winner of the 2022 IGNYTE award for Best Speculative Poetry and a finalist for the Evaristo Prize for African Poetry, 2023. His work has been nominated for the Rhysling Award and is published/forthcoming in Boston Review, The Fiddlehead, MIZNA, FIYAH, Palette Poetry, Uncanny Magazine, Augur Magazine, Fantasy Magazine, and elsewhere. He writes from Minna. Find him on Twitter @bakronline.

Zaynab Iliyasu Bobi – Book Review

Zaynab Iliyasu Bobi, Frontier I, is a Nigerian-Hausa poet, digital artist, and photographer from Bobi. She is an undergraduate student of Medical Laboratory Science at Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto, winner of the inaugural Akachi Chukwuemeka Prize for Literature and Gimba Suleiman Hassan Gimba ESQ Poetry Prize 2022, a Pushcart and Best of The Net Nominee with works in Strange Horizons, Fiyah Literary Magazine, CutBank Literary Journal, Arc Poetry Magazine, Ake Review, Native Skin, The Drift, Lucent Dreaming, 20.35 Africa, Trampset, The Deadlands, Agbowó, Omenana Magazine, and elsewhere. She tweets @ZainabBobi

Isah Aliyu Chiroma – Non Fiction

Isah Aliyu Chiroma is a columnist, writer, and freelance journalist. Student of Usmanu Danfodiyo university sokoto. Chiroma is the editor-in-chief of the Nigerian Chapter of Right for Education and the poetry club UDUS. He received the Yasmin El Rufai Foundation's Artist of the Month award for March 2021. His essay was selected as one of the best entrants in the fifth Chinua Achebe poetry/essay anthology. He is an associate journalist with the Scoop storytelling initiative. He is the co-curator of the Sokoto Book and Arts Festival for the 2023 edition, organized yearly by the Sokoto Book and Arts Foundation. His works have appeared in the Guardian newspaper, Daily Trust, The Nation, This Day newspaper, Blueprint newspaper, konyashamsrumi, the arts-muse fair, Nigerian Observer, and opinion Nigeria newspaper. He lives in Bauchi, shuffling between developmental spaces, giving back to his community and advocating for quality education.

Testimony Odey – Fiction

Testimony Odey is a Nigerian writer, poet and award-winning author whose works have appeared in various magazines, anthologies, and websites, such as Brittle Paper, Paper Lanterns, Tilted House Review, Fiction Attic Press, Kepressng Anthologies, My Woven Poetry, Calabash Journal, Teen Lit Journal, Voice of Agape (VOA) Teens Magazine, and elsewhere. Her short story, 'My Juicy Life', was the winner of the inaugural African Teen Writers Awards (2022) and her essay titled, 'In My Country, A Woman's Body is Forever At War With the Culture of Patriarchy' won third place in the Give Girls A Chance (GGAC) Essay Competition. This year, she is honoured to be a judge for the 2nd Edition of the African Teen Writers Awards and to be shortlisted for the Writing Ukraine Prize (2023). She received the HIASFEST Star Prize (2023), which acknowledges teen writers positively promoting creativity and literature. She's the creator of writerglow.mystrikingly.com, a website helping writers solve their writing challenges and become the best version of their creative selves. When she is not writing, she can be found making videos for her YouTube channel, singing and escaping into invisible worlds through reading. You can learn more about her and her works through her link: https://linktr.ee/Testimony_Odey.

Yahuza Abdulkadir – Interviews

Yahuza Abdulkadir is a Nigerian poet, writer, and journalist interested in literary arts and development journalism. He has numerous online media publications and performed poetry on many stages. When he is not writing, he engages in social and humanitarian activities in his community. He, however, believes in uplifting and promoting marginalized voices and the Northern Nigeria cultures through his works.