Efe Paul Azino

Founder & Director, Lagos International Poetry Festival

Efe Paul Azino is a writer, poet and author. He is the founder and director of the Lagos International Poetry Festival, director of poetry at the annual Lagos Book and Art Festival and coordinator of spoken word poetry at the Wole Soyinka Open Door Series’ International Cultural Exchange. Efe is the producer of Nigeria‚Äôs first spoken word poetry theater production Finding Home and has appeared at the Berlin Poetry Festival, Johannesburg Arts Alive Festival, Spier International Poetry Festival Cape Town, and the Ake Book and Arts Festival amongst others. His short stories and poems have been published in Saraba Magazine, Handful of Dust, published by Farafina, Ofi Press Magazine and several other literary journals. He is an Osiwa Poetry Residency Fellow and For Broken Men Who Cross Often, published by Farafina Books, is his first collection.

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