Cover Photo: A collage of images from the author's vacation in Positano, Italy: plates of pasta and seafood, a band playing music on the beach, a canopy of bougainvillea flowers, houses stacked on top of each other on a hillside, two passenger yachts on the sea
Photographs by Temitope Owolabi and Muhammadtaha Ibrahim/Unsplash; photo illustration by Matt Ortile

A Nigerian’s Field Guide to Survival

We pass other boats and, from each one, there is the double-take, a stare. Two boats full of only black people is apparently a rare sight.

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Photograph courtesy of the author

Photograph courtesy of the author

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Photograph courtesy of the author

Temitope Owolabi is a Nigerian writer and editor living in London. She has gained experience writing fiction and essays which explore loss and love. She is currently shortlisted for the Mo Siewcharran Prize for her first manuscript and her short story “There is Goodness Waiting at Home” made the longlist for the 2019 Writivism Prize for fiction. She was selected to participate in the yearly Farafina creative writing workshop hosted by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in 2015.