The Next Generation: Special Issues

August 4, 2022

The platform, founded and edited by the Kenyan writer, is building a conversation between Africa and the Black diaspora. It is his second venture after the defunct Enkare Review.

May 30, 2022

“I needed to write something that takes advantage of the rich nuances in my own culture,” said the Graywolf Press Africa Prize-winning author of The House of Rust.

April 29, 2022

The author of the short story collection If You Keep Digging on activism, the social power of literature, and South Africa’s need for change.

April 13, 2022

The prize-winning Nigerian poet and co-founder of A Long House magazine honed his craft in the quiet, and then we heard his pathbreaking voice.

April 13, 2022

For many writers and artists in the continent, the Motswana shaman, poet, scriptwriter, editor, and interviewer is a go-to for deep conversations. What she does is “about consciousness,” going “into the realm of memory.”

April 13, 2022

The Nigerian author of Prince of Monkeys on why rap is “worthy of creative theft by contemporary writers,” and how “the exploits of young writers allow younger writers to dream bigger.”

April 13, 2022

The Zambian poet and author of the National Book Critics Circle Award-nominated The Rinehart Frames wants “an expansion in terms of how we speak of African literature.”

April 13, 2022

The writer and editor, working from Nigeria, has seen his groundbreaking work with the anthology Dominion earn major acclaim in the US and the UK, including becoming the first Africa-born Black writer to earn a Hugo Award nomination.

April 13, 2022

The Future Award Africa Prize-winning Nigerian poet and author of the collection In the Nude on “the book as an interface for the soul” and their literary, musical, and cinematic influences.

April 9, 2022

The professor of English and Whiting Award-winning author of the story collection Walking on Cowrie Shells talks her eclectic interests and “containing multitudes.”

August 4, 2022

The platform, founded and edited by the Kenyan writer, is building a conversation between Africa and the Black diaspora. It is his second venture after the defunct Enkare Review.

May 30, 2022

“I needed to write something that takes advantage of the rich nuances in my own culture,” said the Graywolf Press Africa Prize-winning author of The House of Rust.

April 29, 2022

The author of the short story collection If You Keep Digging on activism, the social power of literature, and South Africa’s need for change.

April 13, 2022

The prize-winning Nigerian poet and co-founder of A Long House magazine honed his craft in the quiet, and then we heard his pathbreaking voice.

April 13, 2022

For many writers and artists in the continent, the Motswana shaman, poet, scriptwriter, editor, and interviewer is a go-to for deep conversations. What she does is “about consciousness,” going “into the realm of memory.”

April 13, 2022

The Nigerian author of Prince of Monkeys on why rap is “worthy of creative theft by contemporary writers,” and how “the exploits of young writers allow younger writers to dream bigger.”

April 13, 2022

The Zambian poet and author of the National Book Critics Circle Award-nominated The Rinehart Frames wants “an expansion in terms of how we speak of African literature.”

April 13, 2022

The writer and editor, working from Nigeria, has seen his groundbreaking work with the anthology Dominion earn major acclaim in the US and the UK, including becoming the first Africa-born Black writer to earn a Hugo Award nomination.

April 13, 2022

The Future Award Africa Prize-winning Nigerian poet and author of the collection In the Nude on “the book as an interface for the soul” and their literary, musical, and cinematic influences.

April 9, 2022

The professor of English and Whiting Award-winning author of the story collection Walking on Cowrie Shells talks her eclectic interests and “containing multitudes.”

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