Efe Paul Azino

Efe Paul Azino is one of Nigeria’s best-known performance artists and poets. In 2015, he co-founded West Africa's first international poetry festival, the Lagos International Poetry Festival, which he currently directs. He is also the director of poetry at the annual Lagos Book and Art Festival. In 2017 he was named as one of the most powerful people in the Nigerian art and culture space by Ynaija. He published his first collection of poetry, For Broken Men Who Cross Often (Farafina Books) in 2015. He has appeared at a number of international festivals, and his poems have been translated into Afrikaans, French, German and Mandarin. He is an Osiwa poetry residency fellow, and the 2019 poet in residence at Moniack Mhor. His second poetry collection, The Tragedy of Falling with Laughter Stuck in Your Throat, is due out in 2019.

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