STORIES & POEMS
Various authors from Nigeria
Download our first volume of short stories and poems from some fresh Nigerian voice who entered our Alitfest Arts & Literature Short Story Competition in 2021.
About the anthology
Commissioned by Abuja Literary Society and funded by DAAD, this anthology is going to be a permanent feature of the Festival. This is the inaugural edition, published in partnership with Geko Publishing (South Africa).
The chosen theme for the 5th edition of ALITFEST is The Struggling Thriving Artist. We will be continuing our focus on creative livelihoods in Nigeria and Africa and the need to create the right creative ecosystems.
On Empathy: Stories & Poems remind us that our future of narrative and fiction, is rooted in Nigeria’s incredibly creative past, but they are in the amazingly imaginative minds of the contemporary, young Nigerian writers.
Refreshing new voices from a country that leads the charge of African literature … Truly a fresh collection that not only exposes, but also elevates Nigerian authors as the nurturers of African narrative. This anthology has to form a critical part of the Abuja Literary Festival and it needs to make its way throughout the continent …