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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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‘Born on a Tuesday’ by Elnathan John

Elnathan John’s novel ‘Born on a Tuesday’, a Nigerian Bildungsroman, recently won the 2019 ‘LES…

‘Of Women and Frogs’ by Bisi Adjapon

Review of an exciting yet socially critical coming-of-age-story, a feminist manifesto in the guise of a brilliantly written novel.

‘An Orchestra of Minorities’ by Chigozie Obioma

An epic story of love, betrayal, forgiveness, migration, and what it means to strive for more in life.

‘Washington Black’ by Esi Edugyan

A story about scientific discoveries, the meaning of freedom, friendship, and family.

‘Longthroat Memoirs’ by Yemisi Aribisala

An homage to Nigerian cuisine, culture, traditions, and people.

‘The Hundred Wells of Salaga’ by Ayesha Harruna Attah

A review of Ayesha Harruna Attah’s novel ‘The Hundred Wells of Salage’.

‘Sunny and the Mysteries of Osisi’ by Nnedi Okorafor

Review of Nnedi Okorafor’s ‘Sunny and […]’

‘She Called Me Woman’ eds. A. Mohammed, C. Nagarajan, R. Aliyu

Book Review of the groundbreaking essay collection: ‘She Called Me Woman’, which gives […]

‘Blackass’ by A. Igoni Barrett

Review of A. Igoni Barrett’s novel ‘Blackass’.

‘Stay With Me’ by Ayóbàmi Adébáyò

A review of ‘Stay With Me’ – a book that sheds light on the hardships of infertility in relationships.