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The Republic V8, N2 Nigeria Imaginary


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Now available: Our May – July 2024 print issue, Nigeria Imaginary.

Our latest issue, Nigeria Imaginary, celebrates the Nigerian pavilion at the Venice Biennale as well as broader Nigerian art and identity, plus more. This issue features essays and interviews that focus on Nigerian art and identity. It includes:

Wale Lawal in conversation with Aindrea Emelife (Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, MOWAA; and the curator of the Nigeria Pavilion at the Venice Biennale).

Reflections on the Venice Biennale and the legacy of Nigerian art by Kéchi Nne Nomu, Chimezie Chika and Mobólúwajídìde Joseph, produced in collaboration with MOWAA.

Fiction by ’Pemi Aguda.

A review of Nigeria’s recently literary debates and breakthroughs by Ancci.

Noo Saro-Wiwa on the greatest travelogue she has ever read.

A deep dive into Don Jazzy’s global vision for MAVIN Global by Oyindamola Depo-Oyedokun.

Photo-reportage on the musical legacy of Jos, by Emmanuel Esomnofu and Becky Renny.

Months after the death of Taiwo Akinkunmi, the man who designed the Nigerian flag, his family has not been able to bury him. In this issue, Senior Associate Editor at The Republic, Yusuf Omotayo, travels to Akinkunmi’s home in Ibadan to understand why.

In celebration of our 20th print magazine, this edition will be available in two formats: a regular edition and an anniversary edition featuring selected essays from The Republic’s archive since our debut in 2017.

Total pages:
Regular edition: 64.
Anniversary edition: 140.

This issue can be ordered now at a 20% discount and will be shipped from the 27th of May, 2024. Orders will close at 23:59 (WAT) on 31 August 2024. Read below for more details and information on wholesale discounts (for 10+ copies).

For wholesale buyers interested in ordering 10+ copies, the following discounts are available:

10-29 copies – 5%
30-49 copies – 10%
50-99 copies – 15%

For more details and for all orders 100 and above, please reach out to us directly.

We have also resumed local-pickups for readers based in Lagos.

Our pick up address is 18 Palace Road, Oniru, Victoria Island Lagos and we are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. during weekdays only. For pick up or any other enquiries please call: 08131854729 or email: [email protected].

Cover art: ‘Welcome to Venice, 2024’ by Sarah Nkechi Kanu, the winner of The Republic x MOWAA cover art contest. 



Additional information

Weight 0.2 kg
Dimensions 8.5 × 0.0 × 11.0 cm

Regular, Extended