Project Participated in: Accra Project
Bio: Described as one of the rising stars of Nigerian literature and an emerging voice of his generation, Samuel Kolawole has contributed short fiction to various journals and anthologies. He is a Jungle Jim contributor, a groundbreaking African Pulp fiction Magazine based in South Africa. His story has been published in “Behind the shadows” an anthology of African and Asian writers and forthcoming in ISFN anthology, a Canadian-based imprint where his writing life will be also showcased. Samuel also contributes regularly to South Africa based efrika journal and his piece has featured in the Guardian (Uk). Samuel featured as author of the month for his story “Memories and Penitence” at Tea with George, a project from Desperanto and Kanev Books in New York interested in showcasing the amazing talent of writers of poetry and short stories. His story collection the book of M was published in 2011 to critical acclaim. When Departures Magazine, a travel and culture magazine in New York City published an Africa issue in October, he prominently featured for his contribution to African pulp writing. He runs Writers’ Studio, Nigeria’s flagship creative writing school. Samuel lives in Ibadan, Nigeria where he has recently completed work on his first novel.