CỌ́N-SCÌÒ, pronounced CON-SHE-O, is the magazine of collective knowledge.
Our name comes from ‘CON’ [a word-forming element meaning “together”] + ‘SCIO’ [a Latin word that means “to know”]. Thus, our purpose is to provide a home for original creative works — expressed in poetry, fiction and non-fiction prose, art & photography — that interrogate aspects of our shared society in order to improve our collective knowledge.
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TITLE: IDENTITY ISSUE: 2 VOLUME: 1 MONTH/YEAR: July 2022 PAGE COUNT: 44
IDENTITY features an insightful interview with Ukamaka Olisakwe, exploring themes in her novel Ogadinma. You will find amazing poems, essays, stories, photographs and art that bare, obscure, illuminate, conceal, appreciate and define the things that make us, or otherwise. We invite you to read, discuss, and share this gift. You may uncover layers of your identity that you never knew existed and, perhaps, become free: “When I discover who I am, I’ll be free” — Ralph Ellison.
Contributors: Damilola Omotoyinbo, Amoye Favour, Taofeek “Aswagaawy” Ayeyemi, Adereti Ayomide Oluwaseun, Nket Godwin, Olumide Manuel, Olafisoye-Oragbade Oluwatosin David, Glorious Kate Akpegah, Prosper Ifeanyi, Sunday T. Saheed, Roy Duffield, Abubakar Sadiq Mustapha, Ojo Victoria Ilemobayo, Ibrahim Ajani Lawal, Matthew K Chikono, Ubong Johnson, R. C. Ofodile, S. Su’eddie Vershima Agema, Ude Vivian Chidimma, Taofeek “Aswagaawy” Ayeyemi, Mhembeuter Jeremiah Orhemba, and Ayomide Ruth Oluwagbenga.
Editors: Jide Badmus (Poetry), Ehi-Kowochio Ogwiji (Features), Eugene Yakubu (Fiction) & Kukogho Iruesiri Samson (Photography & Art/Editor-In-Chief).
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THE CỌ́N-SCÌÒ MAGAZINE EDITORIAL TEAM
KUKOGHO IRUESIRI SAMSON is an award-winning writer, communications expert, and publishing entrepreneur known for supporting and mentoring young Nigerian writers. Kukogho has authored four poetry collections and a novel Devil’s Pawn, which won the 2018 Dusty Manuscript Prize. Kukogho is the CEO of Words Rhymes & Rhythm Ltd, the Publisher of Auhorpedia Publishers and Editor-in-Chief of CỌ́N-SCÌÒ Magazine. He is @brainypoet on all social media platforms.
EHI-KOWOICHO OGWIJI is a writer who examines womenfolk issues, mental health, and environmental realities. Her works have appeared on several literary platforms and she has won accolades for her writing. She is the Features Editor of CỌ́N-SCÌÒ Magazine
JIDE BADMUS is an electrical engineer, a literary promoter and a poet. Jide is the author of three poetry collections: There is a Storm in my Head (2017), Scripture (2018), and Obalúayé (2022). He is the Poetry Editor of CỌ́N-SCÌÒ Magazine.
EUGENE YAKUBU is a seasoned editor, book critic, reviewer and storyteller. Eugene loves art and nature and spends his time reading beautiful novels and writing stories. He is the Program Officer at Yasmin El-Rufai Foundation (YELF), Book Reviewer at Authorpedia, and CỌ́N-SCÌÒ’s Fiction Editor.