Work Naija: The Book of Vocations by Otosirieze Obi-Young (Ed.)

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Title: Work Naija: The Book of Vocations

Author: Otosirieze Obi-Young (Ed.)

Genre: Non-fiction (Anthology)

Format: eBook

File Size: 7.8 MB

Number of Pages: 141

Publication Year: June 30, 2017

Publisher: Brittle Paper


Available at: Brittle Paper

Short Description: Work Naija: The Book of Vocations is a concept-based literary and visual art project with special focus on the idea of work in Nigeria. It covers—in creative nonfiction, photography, poetry, digital art, fiction and commentary—the lives of Nigerians in 23 different professions: commercial sex workers, priests, scavengers, photographers, beggars, teachers, Keke Napep drivers, hairdressers, akara sellers, shopkeepers, barbers, culinarians, doctors, fishermen, hawkers, actors, construction workers, okada riders, musicians, morticians, cattle rearers, desert guides, and even the unemployed.

Work Naija; The Book of Vocations is the second anthology in the Art Naija Series, a sequence of publications focusing on different aspects of Nigerian life. The first anthology, Enter Naija: The Book of Places, focused on Nigerian cities and was published by Brittle Paper in October 2016 to mark Nigeria’s 56th Independence anniversary.


“Thought-provoking portraitures. Inspires you to reflect. The privilege of observing some of Nigeria’s most stimulating artists of the younger generation playing hard. Gorgeous. Timely.”

— Rotimi Babatunde, Winner of the Caine Prize.


Category: Literary, Visual Arts, Poetry, Photography


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