Molara Wood


Molara Wood is a journalist, critic and a former art columnist for The Guardian (Lagos), she has been described as "one of the eminent voices in the Arts in Nigeria".

Her short stories, flash fiction, poetry and essays have appeared in numerous publications, including African Literature Today, Chimurenga, Farafina Magazine, Sentinel Poetry, DrumVoices Revue, Sable LitMag, Eclectica Magazine, The New Gong Book of New Nigerian Short Stories (ed. Adewale Maja-Pearce, 2007), and One World: A Global Anthology of Short Stories (ed. Chris Brazier; New Internationalist, 2009).

She currently lives in Lagos. She won the inaugural John La Rose Memorial Short Story Competition and received an award from the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association.

Formerly Arts and Culture Editor of NEXT Newspaper, she lives in Abuja and is working on her first novel.

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