Sylva Nze Ifedigbo
On November 15, 2009, the Nigerian chapter of Sentinel Poetry Movement known as Sentinel Literary Movement of Nigeria (SLMN) became a reality.
It is our vision to make SLMN the most vibrant community of writers in Nigeria. We will initiate and stimulate the discussions, debates, and critiques that will form building blocks for the future of Nigeria’s literary arts through our Blog, Discussion Forum and quarterly online magazine; SENTINEL NIGERIA which will be published on the same day as the Sentinel Literary Quarterly currently published by Sentinel Poetry Movement.
Sentinel Nigeria (SN) is not intended to replace Sentinel Literary Quarterly (SLQ) and will not attempt to be a clone of it. Whereas SLQ will carry on providing publishing opportunities for writers from all over the world, SN will focus on Nigerian Literature. We would like to state upfront that we don’t necessarily mean Nigerian literature by Nigerian writers for Nigerians. We will welcome intelligent perspectives on all aspects of Nigerian literature by writers from any part of the world. We will certainly be excited by essays that offer comparative studies of Nigerian literature with the literatures of other parts of the world.
On the Editorial Board of Sentinel Nigeria we have prolific poet and prose writer Richard Ali as Editor in Chief. Professor Kanchana Ugbabe isl serving as our pioneer Fiction Editor. Multi award winning poet, Unoma Nguemo Azuah will serve as the Poetry Editor while my humble self Sylva Nze Ifedigbo will be the Features Editor. Supporting these wonderful people is a board of Contributing Editors including the art critic Ikhide Ikheloa, poet Chuma Nwokolo, poet Toyin Adewale-Gabriel, Uche Peter Umez, Tade Ipadeola ,Ibrahim Ahmed Waziri, Ivor Hartmann and Chude Jideonwo of NEXT
The first edition of our online magazine Sentinel Nigeria is due out on January 31st 2010 and a call for submissions has been made already. Sentinel Nigeria Magazine will accept submissions across the genres of Poetry, Prose, Drama, and Literary Criticism. Full guidelines may be read at http://www.sentinelpoetry.org.uk/nigeria/magazine.php and in the literary pages of Nigerian newspapers as well as online social networking and information dissemination media.
We look forward to branding Nigeria positively by certifying the sterling of the country’s intellectual output.
Sentinel Nigeria. . . . Magazine for Contemporary Nigerian Writing!
Richard Ugbede Ali |
Editor-in-Chief, Sentinel Nigeria Magazine
Tel – 08062392145, 07092077711