GUEST EDITORS

Akhim Alexis and Elfreda Tetteh

COVER IMAGE

Image title: young and hurt
Photography: Teddy Tavan

ILLUSTRATOR

Mòje Ikpeme

IN THIS ISSUE

 

FICTION

Itumeleng Molefi, Ngozi John, Isaiah Frost Rivera, João Melo, Allegra Solomon, Carlisle Richardson

POETRY

Anointing Obuh, Jay Kophy, Ebony Chinn, Wallace Lane, Moyosore Orimoloye, Maxine Archer

ESSAY

Yarri Kamara, Gervaise Savvias, Uduak-estelle Basssey, Hassan Kassim 

PHOTOGRAPHY

Laeïla Adjovi, Guilherme Bergamini

EDITOR’S NOTE

To a Better Place

An Editorial

INTRODUCTION

What Is Left Unsaid

An introduction to the issue by the guest editors:

Elfreda Tetteh and Akhim Alexis

FICTION

Yours,
Allegra Solomon

Pull Me Back
Isaiah Frost Rivera

Mouwane and The Witch Next Door
Itumeleng Molefi

Connections
Carlisle Richardson

Maradan
Ngozi John

Here Come the Portuguese Women
João Melo

POETRY

Pantoum For Love and Fire & Other Poems
Anointing Obuh

A Brief History of Understanding & Other Poems
Jay Kophy

Agent Orange Blues & Other Poems
Ebony E. Chinn

How I was Born a God
Wallace Lane

Moving Towards Refuse & Other Poems
Maxine Archer

Night Rain & Other Poems
Moyosore Orimoloye

ESSAYS

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Gervaise Savvias

“Julian Jarboe outlined that ‘humanity might share in the act of creation’. The divine alchemy of self, if you will. If I am to take this perspective as testament, even momentarily, I would like to propose a train of thought. To love unconditionally, unequivocally and without prejudice, is an act of creation. With this thought in mind, I consider myself to be a metaphysical being of love.”

Who Will Cover Me?
Uduak-estelle Basssey

And Like A Flame That Flickers Out Too Soon
Hassan Kassim

Hair as Freedom
Yarri Kamara

PHOTOGRAPHY

Such Long Nights
Laeïla Adjovi

Fusca Red
Guilherme Bergamini