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Travel writing in Nigeria

Non-fiction

Benin City: Half of Everything Once Whole by Dare Dan

When you are riding in a public transport in Benin city and you want to alight, you don’t say ‘Owa o’, ‘E Dey’ or ‘Abeg I Wan Drop’ like you’d have said if you were in Lagos – no, not any of those clichés. In Benin city, you just say ‘Stop!’ The first time I heard someone bellowed ‘Stop’ from a back seat I was shocked until it dawned on…

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Essay & Review

Africans and Cosmopolitanism: A Review of Route 234 by Femi Morgan

Title: Route 234 Editor: Pelu Awofeso Publisher: Homestead Media Number of pages: 212 Year of publication: 2016 Category: Travel/Non-fiction Travel writing is a curation of notes by a traveller whose sense of motion is animated. The travel writer is conscious of the trajectories of many feet, and his too, that make the world cosmopolitan. And he is enlivened by the many experiences and people whom he encounters. Travellers the world over have…

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