V6, N3 A New Chapter for African Artefacts?

Vol. 6, No. 3

A New Chapter for African Artefacts?


A New Chapter for African Artefacts?: The Republic V6, N3 by Wale Lawal


The Bittersweet Aftertaste of Victory: When University Campaigns to Repatriate Stolen Art Take a Toll by Ore Ogunbiyi;

Shielding the Spirit of a Continent: An Existential Argument for the Restitution of African Cultural Heritage by Desola Olaleye;

Against Wildlife Republics: Conservation and Imperialist Expansion in Africa by Aby L. Sène;

Interview: Victor Ehikhamenor on the Resilience of Benin Artistry by The Republic; and

Interview: Chika Okeke-Agulu on the Rightful Location of African Artefacts by The Republic



‘People Seem to be Trying to Reconnect with Nature: In Conversation with Nengi Omuku by Alayo Akinkugbe;

Fela’s Renegade Children: The Potential for Resistance in Afrobeats by Olasubomi Olumofin;

New Discoveries: The African Authors We Wish We Discovered Earlier by Peace Onafuye;

Expensive Money: Is Money Spraying the Problem? by Ayoola Oladipupo;

Why We Must Remember: Our Collective Memory of #EndSARS by Ernest Nweke;

Setting the Records Straight: The Rise of Africa’s Fact Checkers by Charles Ebikeme;

Interview: At COP27, Vanessa Nakate Wants African Solutions for African Problems by Elizabeth Abati;

COP Returns to Africa: Have the Wrong Chickens Come Home to Roost? by Afoma Dike;

Has Anything Changed?: The Gender Politics and Policies of COP26 and COP27 by Hillary Essien;

‘Sisi Pia ni Watu’: In Kenya, Domestic Workers Resist Exploitation by Mumbi Kanyogo; and

 Setting Sail for Home: Inheriting My Parents’ Longing for Freetown by Ade Daramy



‘Writing Is a Grind; It Won’t Always Be Exciting or Magical’ by Desola Olaleye


Cover illustration: Onyinye Dike.
First Draft: Onyinye Dike.


In our next issue, The Republic will critically discuss the 2023 Elections