Maya Angelou and Chinua Achebe: Warfare Through Writing

By Samira Sawlani  Upon news of Maya Angelou’s death my first thought was ‘there are not enough words to do justice to her achievements, her legacy and her influence upon both the literary scene and humanity as a whole.’ The mounting accolades clearly indicate that her ability to express through prose and poetry emotions, reality… Read More

I’m a Man (Part 1)

by Oivvio Polite Translated by Jennifer Hayashida In our family album, the summer of ’64 stands out. My parents are simply attractive beyond belief in those pictures. Dad always in a suit, Mom in a knee-length dress that hugs her body. They were in Copenhagen that summer. Dad organized an art exhibition at “Den Frie”:… Read More

The ‘N’ word through the ages: The madness of HP Lovecraft

By Phenderson Djeli Clark When, long ago, the gods created Earth In Jove’s fair image Man was shaped at birth. The beasts for lesser parts were next designed; Yet were they too remote from humankind. To fill the gap, and join the rest to Man, Tåh’Olympian host conceiv’d a clever plan. A beast they wrought, in… Read More