Every Sunday, week after week, all through an uncertain year, the Lagos Review has published over 48 newsletters and over 300 original articles, all while social distancing and collaborating through social media channels.
To mark the end of this trying year, we are sharing a list of twenty of the most popular Lagos Review pieces of the past twelve months, to reflect the year’s unique highs and lows.
Piece by piece, the list encapsulates the stories we have covered as a literary platform all through the duration of one year.
We hope you enjoy reading these high converting articles again, if you haven’t already done so during the course of the year.
Annotations on Brymo’s “Yellow’ – Dami Ajayi. To think about Brymo’s style is to consider a surfeit of influences because what he lends his gravelly tenor to is a range of discourses. Brymo is at heart a griot, one who is enamoured of storytelling. And he fancies Lagos. https://thelagosreview.ng/annotations-on-brymos-yellow-dami-ajayi/
TLR exclusive: Onyeka Nwelue reviews Wole Soyinka’s “Chronicles of the Happiest People on Earth.” With a few days to the release of Wole Soyinka’s eagerly anticipated new novel, ‘Chronicles of the Happiest People on Earth’, Onyeka Nwelue’s pens his unique thoughts regarding the octogenarian’s first novel in over four decades.
The Secrets that keep us: a review of Olukorede Yishau’s “Vaults of Secrets” – Sima Essien. Vaults of Secrets is comprised of 10 stand-alone stories which collectively focus on the lives of Nigerians, as well as the secrets that define them. All of the stories brim with the force of Yishau’s signature prose: a balance of measured narration, crisp detailing, stellar wisdom and sensitive unfolding. https://thelagosreview.ng/the-secrets-that-keep-us-by-sima-essien/
18. Toni Kan in conversation with Oyinkan Braithwaite -“Hell no, I don’t have time for a new novel.” Culture critic, Toni Kan takes on award winning novelist, Oyinkan Braithwaite in a fact finding interview session about her literary predilection.
20. The Lagos Review In Conversation with Jude Idada, NLNG Prize winner and author of Boom Boom, Exotica Celestica , Oduduwa King of Edos etc. The Lagos Review sits down with award winning storyteller, Jude Idada as they discuss stories and winning the NLNG prize.