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Praxis Magazine MastheadDaniel John Tukura – popularly known as Tee Jay Dan, – is a writer, documentary photographer and filmmaker. His first book, The Regret, was published in 2009 by Preferred Books. His passion for film led him to drop a course in Law to study Screenwriting at the New York Film Academy.

Tee Jay Dan has participated in several writing and filmmaking workshops including the Bold and Beautiful Literary Academy, the Africa International Film Festival Directing class. He was among the twenty-five (25) Screenwriters that participated in the inaugural Cinem4Change Workshop organized by Afrinolly/Ford Foundation. His screen credits includes, among others, The Seamstress, The Movement, Mrs. & Mrs. Johnson, and his 2016 award winning documentary film, Dancing Mask.

Tee Jay Dan is the Publisher and Digital Editor at Praxis Magazine for Arts and Literature.

 

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Jennifer Chinenye Emelife was born in Northern Nigeria, Sokoto state. She studied Literature in English in Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto. In 2013, she moved to Lagos for the compulsory one year National Youth Service Corps scheme. She still lives in Lagos where she writes when she isn’t teaching Literacy to a class of rich kids. She is also rounding up a Post Graduate studies in Education.

Jennifer is interested in literary journalism. She believes that the African literary sphere suffers because no one covers its stories. Lead correspondent at Praxis Magazine for Arts and Literature, she has written reportages and interviewed writers, publishers and other literary experts.

In 2015, she was shortlisted for the Farafina Trust Creative Writing Workshop and in 2016, she was selected as one of the participants for Writivism Creative Nonfiction Workshop held in Accra, Ghana.

Jennifer is Lead Correspondent.

 

Nkwaonye jk Anowe holds a BA in French from the University of Benin, Nigeria, and is a recipient of the Festus Iyayi Award for Excellence in Poetry from the same university. Poems have been nominated for the Best Of The Net, longlisted for the BN Poetry Award and appear in Brittle Paper, Elsewhere Lit, Praxis Magazine Online, Gnarled Oak, Poetry Life & Times, Expound Magazine and elsewhere. He lives, teaches and writes, when he’s not consumed with wanderlust, from somewhere in Nigeria.

Anowe is Editor, Poetry Chapbooks.
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Laura M Kaminski (Halima Ayuba) grew up in northern Nigeria, went to school in New Orleans, and currently lives in rural Missouri. She is an Editor at Right Hand Pointing and the author of several chapbooks and poetry collections, most recently Dance Here (2015, Origami Books, an imprint of Parrésia Publishers Ltd in Lagos, Nigeria) and Anchorhold (2016, available from Amazon in e-book and print formats). Links to recent publications and interviews can be found at Ark of Identity.

Laura is Editor, Poetry and Around The Fire series.

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John ‘Lighthouse’ Oyewale’s fiction, non-fiction, and poems have appeared in What’s On Africa, Itch, The Kalahari Review, Sankofa, and This is Africa, among others. His short story, ‘The Burden of Conformity’, was published by Short Story Day Africa in 2013 in celebration of the short story as a literary form. In 2016, his flash fiction piece, ‘Campus Solitaire’, appeared in the anthology ‘Enter Naija: The Book of Places’ published by Brittle Paper in commemoration of Nigeria’s 56th Independence and in celebration of its diverse places and geography. He is an alumnus of creative writing workshops run by the British Council, Aké Arts and Books Festival, and Goethe-Institut. In February 2017, he was selected as one of the twenty-nine mentees from across Africa for the 2017 Writivism Creative Writing Mentorship Programme.
John ‘Lighthouse’ is Fiction Editor.
Tariro Ndoro is a Zimbabwean storyteller. Her fiction and poetry have appeared in Afreada, Fireside Fiction, Kotaz, The Kalahari Review, La Shamba, New Contrast and other journals. She holds an MA in Creative Writing from Rhodes University and participated in a Digital Arts Exchange programme for poets and photographers in 2017. Tariro was longlisted for the Writivism Short Story Prize in 2017 and shortlisted for the 2018 Babishai Niwe Poetry Prize.
Tariro is Associate Editor (fiction).

 

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Non-Fiction Editor, Praxis Magazine

Born much less than a century ago, Adetutu is known to have a drive for the unrestricted expression of unborn ideas and an accessible communication of same.

Adetutu Olusola Jr., also known for his record as editor of an online magazine, was a lecturer of English and Communication Skills in Gateway Polytechnic, Nigeria until late 2014, when he began his graduate programme in English Language and Linguistics at the University of Essex, England. On the completion of this, he will be going fully into his current position of Non-Fiction Editor, Praxis Magazine. He enjoys an interesting love life with his fiancée back home.

Adetutu, Olusola Jr. is Non-Fiction Editor at Praxis Magazine for Arts and Literature.