Giant strides of a Nigerian visionary
Author - Bode Asiyanbi
Born in Oshogbo, Western Nigeria, Bode Asiyanbi was educated at Obafemi Awololwo University and Lancaster University.
He is a two-time winner of the BBC African Performance Playwriting Prize and worked with the BBC Media Action as a writer on its groundbreaking radio and television drama series, Story Story and Wetin Dey. His plays have also been broadcast on the BBC World Service.
His short stories have appeared in Munyori Literary Journal, Kalahari Review, Wobbled Words Anthology, andPer Contra. His stage play ‘Shattered’ was performed at the 2013 British Council Lagos Theatre Festival and his short story, ‘The Diagnosis’ was a winning entry for the British Council Lagos Theatre Festival 2014. His poems also featured in the anthology of contemporary African poetry, “A Thousand Voices Rising”.
Heis interested in exploring trauma, identity and the place of memory in history.
Bode believes that The 234 Project is “the poetry of the Nigerian soul.An interminable poetry of resilience, hope, passion and excellence in the face of stifling odds, and itis important we sear this right in memory, because often times what we remember is not as important as how weremember it.”
“The Woman on the ₦20 note”