TJ Benson Seed Awards recipient

TJ Benson Profile
TJ Benson Fecundity 2020


  • Indigenous rights
  • Gender equality
  • Sexual/queer expression
  • Reexamining history


  • Photography
  • Literature
  • Visual Art


  • Nigeria

TJ Benson is a Nigerian writer and visual artist whose work explores the body in the context of memory, African-futurism, mythology, migration, utopia, and the unconscious self. Published in 2018, his African-futurist collection of short stories "We Won Fade into Darkness" was shortlisted for the Saraba Manuscript Prize. His debut novel "The Madhouse" was published in 2021 by Masobe Books and Penguin Random House SA, while his second novel "People Live Here" is slated for a 2022 release. He has facilitated writing workshops and taught a class on magical realism and surrealism within the context of African literature for Lolwe Magazine.

TJ Benson Heredity2021