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Named after the thriving migrant community east of the Lagos Lagoon who were violently evicted in the early 90s to make way for one of the most expensive real estate strips in the world, a garish urban sprawl built on the debris of over 300,000 scattered dreams, Márọkọ́ draws its ethos from the unbowed spirits that relentlessly confront the reckless possibilities of Lagos. 

It renders the rough hewn beauties and joys that connect pan-African and pan-diasporic experiences, in poetry, prose, visual art, and photography, tracing a contemporary canon across the contours of contemporary black urban life. 

We welcome poems, critical essays, including reviews and profiles, creative non-fiction, visual arts and photography.

We are particularly interested in the works of poets and writers from Africa, the Caribbean, and from across the black diaspora. 

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