A Possible Future

Spanning two hundred years and multiple genres, A Possible Future uses gorgeous excerpts from over eighty literary works to showcase the inventiveness in Nigerian letters and the various zeitgeists – colonialism, despotism, Afropolitanism, postcolonialism, race and sexuality – that have defined it throughout the country’s history. The writers whose works are represented here – A. Igoni Barret, Taiye Selasi, Gbenga Adesina, Helen Oyeyemi, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, Niyi Osundare and many more – remind the world of our fraught yet rich literary backstory and point towards the immense possibilities awaiting us in its future.