Guest Editors: JK Anowe, I.S. Jones, Moso Sematlane

Cover Image by Edwin Maina of Urban Pitchaz

 

IN THIS ISSUE

 

FICTION

Ifeanyi Ekpunobi, Sibongile Fisher, Moje Ikpeme, Michelle Enehiwealu Iruobe, Elikem Enyo Annan.

POETRY

Honora Ankong, Chisom Okafor, A. Martine, Sihle Ntuli, Precious Arinze, Cheswayo Mphanza.

ESSAY

Alain Jules Hirwa, Moshood, Iyanuoluwa Adenle, Som Adedayor.

PHOTOGRAPHY

Nnebuifé Kwubéi, Hallie Haller, Kamal Obatoyinbo.

EDITOR’S NOTE

INTRODUCTION

 

“The short stories, essays and poems we have selected here, hopefully, showcase the way in which language, at its most elemental level, can help us reimagine new ways of living.”

FICTION

POETRY

ESSAYS

“For there is a memory that everything in me clings on to as the night sky with its stars and the moon, the house with its lamps and the candles, everything clings on to light.

How on the night you told me your friends loved me, when we shook hands to part, you lingered as if you didn’t want the free world in our palms to break into separate countries.”

PHOTOGRAPHY