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A Literary Guide To Lagos – The Traveler’s Edition #SMWLAGOS

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A Literary Guide To Lagos – The Traveler’s Edition #SMWLAGOS

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Social Media Week Lagos season has officially started. And for the travelers who are ready to descend upon Lasgidi, you’ll want to arm yourself with prime reading to get yourself in the right mind frame for your trip. Electrifying, energetic and entertaining are some of the few words to describe Lagos. And we’ve crafted a little list to get you started on getting a snapshot of the city from a literary lens. Here are three examples to jumpstart your trip – only for the literary squad.

One Night in Lasgidi by Teju Cole

If you haven’t read Teju Cole, you simply should. This summer he publishedOne Night in Lasgidi in the Paris Review about the inimitable vibe of clubbing in Lagos.

If Cole’s words weren’t enough, he also curated a soundtrack to go with his piece. Check out his curated list below including tracks from Nneka, Wizkid, D’Banj and Wale.

Tour of Duty: Journeys Around Nigeria by Pelu Awofeso

Not exclusive to Lagos, travel journalist Pelu Awofeso grabbed a backpack and camera and roamed 18 states in Nigeria for Tour of Duty. Bothered by the media’s portrayal Nigeria as a country full of scammers…

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