The African History Issue



In this collaborative issue, we explore the depth and breadth of African history through literature.

Our featured pieces include original stories from Ayesha Harruna Attah (Harmattan Rain, The Hundred Wells of Salaga, The Deep Blue Between), Ishmael Beah (Radiance of Tomorrow, Little Family, A Long Way Gone), and Caine Prize Nominee Rémy Ngamije (The Eternal Audience of One), among others.

Alongside book reviews from (but not limited to) our very own Dr. Alessandra, Rhoda Nuhu, and Göethe Medal recipient Zukiswa Wanner (The Madams, Men of the South, etc.), we also have an interview with Booker Prize shortlistee Maaza Mengiste (Beneath the Lion’s Gaze, The Shadow King).

From the West African coast to the tropics of South America, and from the British Colonies on the Eastern Coast to the French Trenches of the Great War, this issue celebrates the diversity of African history, and does so using a combination of fiction and nonfiction, poetry and prose, and narratives that are based on oral and written traditions.


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