Meet the team

IMG_1746 2 copyEsther Edoho is a poet & Management Consultant. In 2017, she published the amazon bestselling chapbook, Moonflower. Her other works have been featured in a variety of literary sites including Brittle Paper & YNaija lit. She shares her poetry on & blogs about her travels on Instagram @travebodies. In 2019, she founded the writer-led literary community, Rari, to promote African Poetry, through the creation & cultivation of a peer learning platform for poets.

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Tiwaladeoluwa Adekunle is a writer and a doctoral student in health communication at Purdue University. Her creative writing is published in Indiana Review, 2017 Best “New” African Poets anthology, Brittle Paper & other journals. She was selected as a scholarship recipient for the New York State Summer Writers Institute in 2016, & was also honored to win the 2017 Flo Gault student poetry prize. She earned a BA in International Development & English (with a creative writing concentration) at the University of Kentucky. You can find her on Instagram @tiwalade.a.

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Tomilade Olugbemi is a Lagos-living poet and avid film-watcher. He has a master’s degree in Creative Writing from the University of Surrey. He has published one chapbook: Love is not a Tempest. His debut collection, Falling Boy, comes out in September 2019.

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Adorah Nworah is a storyteller from Eastern Nigeria. Her short stories have been featured in AFREADA and adda. Her short stories, The Bride and Broken English made the short-list for the Commonwealth Writers Short Story Prize and the Short Story Day Africa Prize respectively. Her work is featured in a forthcoming anthology.                                                               

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Tolu Oloruntoba was born in Ibadan, Nigeria,   where he studied and practiced medicine before his current work in healthcare management. Some of his recent poetry can be found in Pleiades, Bird’s Thumb, Columbia Journal Online, Obsidian, SAND Journal, and elsewhere, and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. His debut chapbook, Manubrium, will be published by Anstruther Press this summer 2019, while a full length collection is forthcoming from Palimpsest Press. He is the founding editor of Klorofyl Magazine, and lives in Metro Vancouver.