Alessandra Bassey

Dr Alessandra Bassey is a founding editor at Literandra. She is a published researcher, lecturer, and writer. She specialises in Shakespeare drama, issues of race in performance, and inclusive representation in the literary canon. She holds a PhD from King’s College London, and has presented her work in multiple conferences around the world. She has been published in various academic journals, and has a book chapter forthcoming in 'Theatres of War: A Contemporary Perspective', published by Bloomsbury. She is particularly passionate about African Literature and its inclusion in university and school curricula.

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It’s Never Just…

A poem about the depth of exploitation and greed. Inspired by Ishmael Beah's 'Radiance of Tomorrow'

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Experiences of Nigerians with SARS (Special Anti-Robbery Squad)

Experiences shared by Nigerians in Nigeria with the notorious SARS (Special Anti-Robbery Unit)

‘Aviara’ by Othuke Ominiabohs

Literandra Review of ‘Aviara’, the sequel to ‘Odufa’ by Othuke Ominiabohs.

‘A Very Young Judge’ by Leila Aboulela

A review of ‘A Very Young Judge’, a short story by Leila Aboulela, published in the landmark anthology ‘New Daughters of Africa’.

‘A Broken People’s Playlist’ by Chimeka Garricks

Book Review of Chimeka Garricks’ short-story collection ‘A Broken People’s Playlist’, published by Masobe Books.

‘Odufa’ by Othuke Ominiabohs

Book Review of ‘Odufa. A Lover’s Tale’ by Nigerian author Othuke Ominiabohs

‘This Is Not Au Revoir’ by Zukiswa Wanner

Review of the short story ‘This is Not Au Revoir’ by Zukiswa Wanner

‘House of Stone’ by Novuyo Rosa Tshuma

Book Review of Novuyo Rosa Tshuma’s debut novel ‘House of Stone’.

‘The Deep Blue Between’ by Ayesha Harruna Attah

Book Review of Ayesha Harruna Attah’s YA novel ‘The Deep Blue Between’, published in October 2020 by Pushkin Press.

‘The Mechanics of Yenagoa’ by Michael Afenfia

Book Review of ‘The Mechanics of Yenagoa’ by Michael Afenfia.

‘Radiance of Tomorrow’ by Ishmael Beah

Book Review of Ishmael Beah’s first novel ‘Radiance of Tomorrow’

‘Ẹ̀fọ́ Rírò’ by Iquo DianaAbasi

Book Review of Short Story Collection ‘Ẹ̀fọ́ Rírò’.