Black Session

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A nineteenth century African princess falls for a mysterious, pale skinned European who visits the palace only at night. A man in New York City trips on Congo. A precocious boy experiences a flash of illumination on Black while sightseeing on the Mall in Washington DC. Friends from New York City globetrek to trace the path of Black in its compelled historical journey around the world. A paean to the great Nigerian-British poet, novelist, essayist and playwright, Ben Okri. A woman in a ruptured marriage rediscovers herself after years of absolute devotion to her husband. A father writes his future daughter a letter on navigating life as a black woman.

The fresh prose and verse comprising this volume: Food for thought on Black, on self, on society, the known and the unknown, the seen and the unseen.


Black Session by Susan Olupitan | Teresa Graham | Goga Clay | Ségun Ògúntólá


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Bewitchment tells the story of a man and a woman, of their rocky but enduring relationship and the stranger who charmed his way into her life, bewitched her with “his runic tricks”, shamanic knowledge, and “skills at the spiritual arts”, wrecking their lives. It is a gripping story of witchcraft, mind-control, sexual exploitation, deception and betrayal, told in a unique and powerful voice, its emotional intensity riveting.

Praise for Bewitchment

“Pure magic; beguiling” —The African

“Mind-blowing; brilliant” —AfrobeatRadio

“Fascinating; a spell of a story” —Afrobeat Journal


Bewitchment by Ségun Ògúntólá

Another World Is Possible

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I have always considered the legislation of human rights as an aberration. […] Society becomes very dangerous when any nation develops a "patriotic class" inspired by "construction site ideology".

[C]onsider the source of the history you read.

A special class of African elite continues to carry out the agenda of the West.

—Omóyelé Sówore

Sówore, Nigerian-born human rights activist and journalist, is based in the United States. He is currently on trial in Nigeria charged with treason for speaking truth to power, evident in his writings collected here. (Introduction)


Another World Is Possible edited by Ségun Ògúntólá

In Celebration of All that Burdens Us

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Editorial Review

In Celebration of All that Burdens Us brings together some of the writings of Ségun Ògúntólá, whose long awaited debut novel is forthcoming. It is a wondrous collection ranging from the personal to the societal, the worldly to the spiritual and celebrating matters of the heart, the pursuit of knowledge. There is pain in it, there is pleasure in it, and there is knowledge in it.

The collection includes the poignant "The Broken Hearted", and "Blues for Ségun" (both described by a reviewer as "Fresh and universal, a rare combo"); the pious "Dusza", and "On a Night Journey, a Scene Witnessed, Chorus Heard" (homage to the great Polish filmmaker Krzysztof Kieslowski, and Martin Luther King, Jr., respectively); the reflective "The Other Immigrant"; the otherworldly "The Black hole Days" (an invitation into the life of a recent immigrant in "glorious" New York City). Perhaps the star of the collection is the heartening "The Thoughts of a Man Who Recently Reunited with His Destiny" (penetrating in its insight into the mind of a cruel man on the verge of redemption).

In Celebration of All that Burdens Us heralds the emergence of a promising writer, a novel voice.


In Celebration of All that Burdens Us by Ségun Ògúntólá

© 2006 Ségun Ògúntólá