GUEST EDITORS

Mapule Mohulatsi, Gbenga Adesina and Esther Karin Mngodo

COVER IMAGE

Image title: Morrison’s Air
Photography: Ericke Tjiueza
Costume Design: Nicodemus Amwele, Ericke Tjiueza
Model: Jean-Claude Nazarii

ILLUSTRATOR

Mòje Ikpeme

IN THIS ISSUE

FICTION

Derek Lubangakene, PT Russell, Osamudiamen Joseph, Kabelo S. Motsoeneng, Howard M-B Maximus, Gloriah Amondi

POETRY

Nkateko Masinga, Isaac Ouro-Gnao, Jerrice J. Baptiste, Jeremy Karn, Ehi-kowochio Ogwiji, travis tate

ESSAY

Mélissa Laveaux, Jude Chike, Fiske Nyirongo, Dennis Mugaa, Sylvia Ilahuka

PHOTOGRAPHY

Femi Amogunla, Rachel Seidu

EDITOR’S NOTE

And Still We Will Bloom

An Editorial

INTRODUCTION

Memories of the Future

An introduction to the issue by the guest editors: Mapule Mohulatsi, Gbenga Adesina and Esther Karin Mngodo

FICTION

And the Dead Were Lonely
Kabelo S. Motsoeneng

The Penitent Father
PT Russell

Coup de Grâce
Derek Lubangakene

Hell Is a Traffic-Jam on the 405 to the Afterlife
Osamudiamen Joseph

Fusion
Howard M-B Maximus

Don’t Get a Nipple Piercing, but if You Must, Don’t Get It at Freddys!
Gloriah Amondi

POETRY

Semantics of Living & Other Poems
Nkateko Masinga

Don’t Forget to Call Your Mother & Other Poems
travis tate

Wishbones & Other Poems
Jerrice J. Baptiste

swarmed body blacked wings & Other Poems
Isaac Ouro-Gnao

Two Poems
Ehi-kowochio Ogwiji

Portrait of a Liberian’s Boy & Other Poems
Jeremy T. Karn

ESSAYS

A Mother Holds Her Knife by the Blade
Mélissa Laveaux

A Dream Made of Water
Jude Chike

Wrestling With Hypnos
Sylvia Ilahuka

FIFA: A Love Story
Dennis Mugaa

Naming Rites
Fiske Nyirongo

PHOTOGRAPHY

What Is in a Mark?
Femi Amogunla

Osu
Rachel Seidu