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Announcing the Release of our Anthology and Chapbooks: An Introduction from the Editors

When we teed off Fortunate Traveller, our travel journal, from the University of Benin, Ugbowo Campus five years ago, we wanted to add value and bring focus to African travel writing. We particularly wanted to curate new voices and help identify promising travel writers to a wider readership and publishers. With you, our readers, we have come a long way together on this mission. Although we still have a long…

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Government Pikin: An Anthology of NYSC Travels

The National Youth Service Corps is a scheme that was created by the federal government of Nigeria to foster national unity amidst the country’s ethnic, linguistic and religious divides. Since 1973, after Nigeria’s civil war, tertiary institution graduates under the age of 30, have been participating in a compulsory year of service to the nation. They are usually posted to cities and towns far from their state of origin. The…

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