“Set along the trans-Saharan migration route, from Nigeria to Libya, THE ROAD TO SALT SEA is a searing exploration of the current global migration crisis. It follows Able God, a hopeful university graduate turned accidental murderer, on an unrelenting journey of escape across the continent to the Italian coast.

The Road to the Salt Sea is a story of family, fate, religion, survival, and the failures of the class system. It delivers readers to the heart of this crisis.”

The Road to the Salt Sea is set to publish in the summer of 2024 with HarperCollins.

A member of VCFA’s fiction faculty, Kọ́láwọlé’s work has appeared in AGNI, New England Review, Georgia Review, The Hopkins Review, Gulf Coast, Washington Square Review, Harvard Review, Image Journal, and elsewhere.

Learn more about Kọ́láwọlé’s work at samuelkolawoleauthor.com, and learn more about VCFA’s MFA in Writing at our program page.