Pede Hollist

‘I Like Narratives That Take Me on a Quest’ Pede Hollist’s First Draft

Sierra Leonean academic and author of So the Path Does Not Die, Pede Hollist, wants more people to know about the diversity of Sierra Leonean literature: ‘I wish people are aware of the efforts by Sierra Leoneans to write in the country’s national languages, and the financial struggles to support young writers through workshops, retreats, prize-bearing competitions, professional editors, and competitive publication outlets.’
The Saga of the Kano Emirate

The Saga of the Kano Emirate

In Kano, a tussle for the emirate’s throne between Muhammadu Sanusi II and Aminu Ado Bayero has revealed the shaky legitimacy of traditional Nigerian monarchs. How their once inviolable thrones, emblematic of timeless authority and cultural heritage, now teeter under the weight of modern Nigerian politics.