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ISSUE #11


    Chasing Butterflies Yejide Kilanko Two Poems Ejiofor Ugwu No Matt Weatherbee The Unkindness of Ravens Tolu Daniel Goodbye Asia, Hello Again Africa  Dave Stewart mouth, unopened  Logan February The Power of a Rat-Infested Photograph  Basit Jamiu An Island of Water Salvation Otubu Echelon Lana Bella Another Zoo Story  Richard Krause Rain Carlina Souto Tales of the Untalented Emota…

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Goodbye Asia, Hello Again Africa by Dave Stewart


Stunning tropical islands such as Phuket and the ‘Full Moon Party’ paradises of Koh Samui and Koh Phangan have been drawing in sun seekers and party animals alike for years, and the infamous and massive Bangkok remains one of the most visited cities in the world because of its shopping, nightlife and central location. These are generally the places one…

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ISSUE #10


Two Poems Lauren Camp what if heaven exists and it is  Harnidh Kaur Headboard Paul Behrens Credo to Leave JK Anowe The Death of Something Sweet  Temitope Atunrase My Papa Was a Shoe Salesman  Lana Lubbe Seamstress  Gale Acuff Two Poems  Nandini Dhar Interview with Lauren Camp Wale Owoade Collapses of Breath  Robbie Coburn Plan D Neil Krolicki The Collector…

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Interview with Lauren Camp – Wale Owoade


Lauren Camp is author of two previous books of poems, This Business of Wisdom (West End Press, 2010) and The Dailiness (Edwin E. Smith, 2013), which was an “Editor’s Pick” by World Literature Today and winner of the National Federation of Press Women’s 2014 Poetry Book Prize. Since 2004, she has produced and hosted Santa Fe Public Radio’s “Audio Saucepan,”…

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ISSUE #9


FICTION: Ships In High Transit by Binyavanga Wainaina Short Story Day Africa’s #WriterPrompt in 250 Words Now That You Are Black In America by Emeka Chinagorom The Market by Ifediba Zube Midnight Things by Onthatile Marang Modys NONFICTION:   Memories in Three Mementoes by Echezonachukwu Nduka A Sequence of Bright Things by Michael E. Umoh Modern Woman Studies: “Girl Versus Girl” by Ailsa…

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Orality in Amu Nnadi’s a field of echoes by Kufre Usanga


  Amu Nnadi belongs to the third generation of Nigerian poets – the generation whom some critics consider a continuation of the second generation due to a lack of definitive/clear cut ideological separation between both generations. The second generation of Nigerian poets abandoned the esoteric language and private concerns of the first generation by simplifying the language of poetry and…

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Strange Meadow by Patrick King


Deep in sleep, somewhere lost, somewhat familiar. I find myself again on Meadow Drive. Sometimes spectacular, sometimes beautiful. Inevitable. No, this isn’t Meadow Drive anymore. Convergence, extinction, alchemy. It’s all the same nightmare anyway. I fall asleep a man in my mid-thirties but in my dreams I’m once again a child of seven, eight years old. The man is married…

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Seeing the Craft by Okuwoga Eyimofe


  “And I believe that the best learning process of any kind of craft is just to look at the work of others.” – Wole Soyinka In all things, get understanding. Seeing the craft is as blissful as one’s craft being seen. It edifies the baffling and clears the air. Seeing the craft defines the mind; to filter one’s mind…

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Best African Literature on the Net in 2016


In the spirit of celebrating African literature in 2016, we have compiled what we call our Best African Literature on the Net in 2016. This list is not definitive, it is a reflection of our taste at EXPOUND and mostly, the choice of some of our friends and readers. We appreciate the efforts of our friends like Brittle Paper, Jalada,…

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ISSUE #8: The Woman Issue


Guest Editor’s Note by Unoma Azuah FICTION: Unsuitable Ties by Sefi Atta The Dress That Fed the Suit by Zukiswa Wanner Angry Vaginas: Meet Project Douche by JT Lawrence Unreliable Nipples by Halima Aliyu Yoyin of the Captivating Form by Rafeeat Aliyu Will My Life Be the Same Again? by Temitayo Olofinlua   NONFICTION: Besieged by 3 Caesars–In Search of…

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