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The Second Trans-Nigerian Road Trip


For 46 days in 2016, Invisible Borders traveled across Nigeria photographing and writing on the road. The aim was simple: To map diversity across regions, states and ethnic formations in post-colonial Nigeria. These artists, through images and writing, interrogated both the elusive and apparent borders within the country years after the amalgamation of its Northern and Southern Protectorates.

This year, we picked up from where we left off. For the past 21 days, eight participants –photographers, writers, a film maker and administrators – have been on the road, interacting with each other, making remarkable encounters and creating works which are precipates of their experiences. While on the road, they share their experiences through entries in the project’s official blog. They are (re)mapping Nigeria using their body and presence.


Borders Within IIBorders within II poster

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