When we remember Saraba‘s first outing in February this year, our minds abound with memories of novice, noble beginnings. We are wont to rejuvenate the passion through which the rough gem of our idea materialized into what some have referred to as a ―glorified color book.‖ Ordinarily if we could walk back through the corridors of time, we would leave the Family Issue intact. But with every issue, Saraba evolves and now it is with the quaint prospect of a first draft that we regard it. It‘s only logical that we rewrite a first draft. And re-issue it.
Guest-edited by Jumoke Verissimo, author of sold-out poetry collection I Am Memory, the February issue is the tissue from which our subsequent efforts were borne. What we have decided to do, here, is to set it in the template
of its progenies. Essentially the texts have been left in the fashion of Ms. Verissimo‘s editorial assertions, but we have taken the liberty to replace clichés with refreshing pictorial depictions peculiar to our brand. It‘s a different package, sure, with removals and additions.
You can call it rebranding the primal or bridging the gap, we simply think of it as taking another step down the mileage of Saraban perfection!
Have a lovely re-read.