About Position Magazine

Position is the authoritative forum for discussing African arts in its various fields - photography, film, music, literature and the visual arts (which includes architecture). International in scope and published four times each year, it's contributors are mainly African artists and intellectuals with international stature. There are regular features on events such as exhibitions, performances and publications, particularly those that have significance beyond their immediate countries of creation. Established in 2001 under a grant from the Ford Foundation and has continued to be a grantee of the Prince Claus Fund, Position is distributed in West Africa and the United Kingdom in partnership with British Council. Already, it is being distinguished by the finest African features and intellectual flourish with visual appeal.

Dapo Adeniyi - Editor/Publisher

Born November 4, 1963. Attended the University of Ibadan, Nigeria where he studied Theatre Arts and also founded a literary magazine, The River Prawn. His first play, Helot, was broadcast by the world service of the BBC in 1986. Also he translated into English a famous indigenous work of fiction by the late Yoruba writer, Chief D.O. Fagunwa, Expedition to the Mount of Thought, published by the Ife University Press, in 1994.

The programmes division of the Nigerian Television Authority, NTA, in 1988 commissioned him to write the screenplay for a special production of Wole Soyinka’s autobiographical novel, Ake: The Years of Childhood.

He has been a British Council Fellow at Downing College, University of Cambridge and a visiting editor at the Times Literary Supplement, TLS, London and the London Literary Review. He participated in a number of international events in arts and publishing including the cultural proceedings of the World Bank, Florence, Italy; The Southern African Development Community, SADC, Maputo, Mozambique; the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland; the Lebanese American University, LAU, Beirut,Lebanon and the London and Zimbabwe Bookfairs.

For many years he was the Arts and Reviews editor for the Daily Times of Nigeria, an arts consultant to Channels Television, Lagos and founding editor of Glendora Review and Glendora Books Supplement.


Ben Zulu, Mia Couto, Bisi Silva, Karen king-Aribisala, Funso Aiyejina, Kofi Anyidoho, Omowunmi Segun, Afam Akeh, Aderemi Raji-Oyelade, Chika Okeke, Helon Habila, George Osodi

Toyin Adewale-Gabriel

Akinnola Adewakun, Toyin Awolesi

Okechukwu Uwaezuoke

Damilola Olaniyi

Olanrewaju Onabajo, Chris Afuba, Imo G. Clement

Yemi Fakunle, Quadry Badmus

Katherine Salahi (Oxford, UK), Julio Navarro (Maputo, Mozambique), Edwin Balye (Housston, Texas, USA)