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Daniel John Tukura (Tee Jay Dan)

Daniel John Tukura – popularly known as Tee Jay Dan, – is a writer, documentary photographer and filmmaker. He is the CEO of Box Office Studios.

Tee Jay Dan trained as a Screenwriter with the New York Film Academy. He 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 include, among others, The Seamstress, The Movement, Mrs. & Mrs. Johnson, and his 2016 award-winning documentary film, Dancing Mask.

Ismail Bala

Ismail Bala writes in English and Hausa. His poetry and translations have appeared in the UK, the USA, Canada, India and South Africa, in journals such as Poetry Review, Ambit, New Coin, Okike, A Review of International English Literature and Aura Literary Arts Review. Born and educated to university level in Kano, he did his post-graduate studies at Oxford. Line of Sight (2020) is his first collection. He is a Fellow of the International Writing Programme of the University of Iowa.

Stanley Princewill McDaniels (Formatting / Layout)

Shannon Hopkins

Shannon Hopkins is a writer and artist from KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Shannon has a BA degree in Fine Art from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, an Honours in English Literature and is currently an English studies Masters student. She has had her writing and art published on various platforms, including Type/Cast Magazine, Poetry Potion, and Praxis as well as in literary anthologies. She is also an avid equestrian and lives on a farm with her horses near the coast.

In addition to editing Gallery (art / photography / hybrid) chapbooks for Praxis, Shannon is also an active part of the POETRY DESK support team.

Michael Emmanuel

Michael Emmanuel

Michael Emmanuel lives in Lagos and is currently a Chemistry student. He was shortlisted for the 2017 edition of Okike Prize for Literature in the prose category, and his works have appeared on Brittle Paper and Kalahari Review. Most recently, he won the Quramo Writers’ Prize 2018. He keeps up with basketball and tennis and does some graphics design. He posts writing bits on Instagram @elumike_works.

In addition to serving as Editor – Poetry, Michael also co-edits hybrid and special projects chapbooks with Shannon.

Michael Larri
Henneh Kyereh Kwaku

Michael Larri writes and does every other online walk-about from the perpetually dark village named Nsukwa.

In addition to poetry queue triage and selections, Larri also fills in on the FICTION DESK as needed.

Henneh Kyereh Kwaku studied a Bachelor of Public Health, Disease Control program at the University of Health & Allied Sciences, Ghana. He’s from Gonasua in the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana. He has poems & Micro prose published/forthcoming at New South Journal, Three Drops Press, Ghana Writes, Lunaris Review, Kalahari Review, Praxis Magazine Online & elsewhere. Contact him via—Twitter/IG: @kwaku_kyereh & Henneh Kyereh Kwaku on Facebook.

Adewusi G. David
Ifeanyi Ekpunobi

Adewusi G. David is a young writer whose principles border on love, which he believes is the primary reason for our existence. He lives in a house on a hill, overlooking a street of struggling dreams. His works have appeared at Kalahari Review, the Naked Convos, and elsewhere. He blogs at When he’s less busy, he studies (a course he doesn’t really love) at the University of Ibadan.

Ifeanyi Ekpunobi is a co-editor (fiction) at Praxis Magazine Online. An alumnus of Purple Hibiscus Trust Creative Writing Workshop, his work has been published in African Writers, Praxis Magazine, MONUS Anthology, Typehouse and elsewhere. He is currently furthering his studies in Ibadan, Nigeria. Twitter: @ifyekpunobi

Michael Larri

Osahon Oka

Osahon Oka is a Nigerian writer. He spends most of his time cooped up in his room deleting his poems, cutting up his prose, reading any book of interest, listening to music, watching people, crows and bats through his room window and scrolling through his twitter feed. His writings are on literary spaces like The Friday Influence, Grotesque, African Writer, Kikwetu, et cetera. His collection of short fiction, The Sin Chronicles and Other Stories, is forthcoming from Praxis Books.

Stanley Princewill McDaniels
Darlington Chibueze Anuonye

Stanley Princewill McDaniels is a Nigerian poet & 2016 Ebedi residency fellow, whose poems have appeared (or are forthcoming) on Brittlepaper, African Writer, Lunaris Review, Tuck Magazine, Bakwa Magazine, Deep water Literary Journal, Praxis Magazine, Kalahari Review & elsewhere. His chapbook, Entrapment, was published by, & is available on, Praxis Magazine Online.

In addition to serving on the REVIEW DESK and as a Praxis Correspondent, Stan also serves on the POETRY CHAPBOOK support team.

Darlington Chibueze Anuonye is a literary conversationist and critic of contemporary African literature. A 2018 Cesar Edigo Serrano Foundation Ambassador of the Word for Nigeria, he is curating (with the American writer, teacher and psychologist Clarissa Hastings) a volume of short stories and essays that demonstrates the potentials of language and literature to reimagine and unite the world. He is the curator of Selfies and Signatures: An Afro Anthology of Short Stories, a collection that tells the varied and varying human stories from a deeply humane and vocally African perspective, and also the editor of Daybreak: An Anthology of Nigerian Short Fiction (with the University of London scholar Ezechi Onyerionwu). Formerly the Nonfiction Editor of Ngiga Review and Director of Aba Creative Writing Workshop, Anuonye was longlisted for the 2018 Babishi Niwe Poetry Prize and shortlisted in 2016 by the Ibadan Poetry Foundation for its inaugural residency. A participant of the 2011 Longman Creative Writing Workshop, he was until recently a temporary staff of the Department of English and Literature, University of Benin, Benin-city. He is at present a postgraduate student of Literature at the University of Ibadan. His writings have appeared in Brittle Paper, Black Boy Review, Ovis Magazine, Praxis Magazine, Coal Magazine and elsewhere.

The following individuals are previous members of the Praxis Editorial Team, and will always remain valued members of our extended family:

JK Anowe, Igbo-born poet and teacher, is author of the poetry chapbooks Sky Raining Fists (Madhouse Press, 2019) and The Ikemefuna Tributaries: a parable for paranoia (Praxis Magazine Online, 2016). He’s a recipient of the inaugural Brittle Paper Award for Poetry in 2017, and a finalist for the 2019 Gerard Kraak Award. Recent works appear in Palette Poetry, Glass Poetry, Kissing Dynamite, the temz review, The Gerard Kraak Anthology 2019, The Shore, The Muse (University of Nigeria’s literary journal), Agbowo, 20.35 Africa: An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry, Fresh Air Poetry, and elsewhere. (former Editor – Poetry Chapbooks, 2019-2020 poetry chapbook series)

Anthony Madukwe lives in Port Harcourt, somewhere in the south of Nigeria. He loves food and spends all his spare time eating – alongside writing, reading mostly stressful prose and surfing the internet. He won the AFREADA Valentine’s Day Contest 2018 as well as the Random Thoughts Creative Fiction Prize in 2017. His work has appeared on The Kalahari Review, Dwarts Magazine, First Culture and Afreada. He blogs infrequently at (former Editor – Nonfiction)

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.
(former Editor – Fiction)

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.
(former Associate Editor – Fiction)

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. As the Lead correspondent at Praxis Magazine for Arts and Literature, she has written reports 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.
(former Lead Correspondent)

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.
(former Editor – Nonfiction)

Laura M Kaminski (Halima Ayuba) grew up in Nigeria, went to school in New Orleans, and currently lives in rural Missouri. She also served on the editorial team at Right Hand Pointing, and is the author of several poetry collections and chapbooks, including The Heretic’s Hymnal (2019) Anchorhold (2018), 19 Ghazal Street (2016), Dance Here (2015), Considering Luminescence (2015), And Yes, I Dance (2014), Answering the Cuttlefish (2014), and others.
(former Managing Editor)
(former Editor – Poetry)
(former Editor – Poetry Chapbooks)

Halima continues to serve as a mentor to the Praxis Team, and still curates an edition of the Around This Fire response chapbook series from time to time.