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Issue 31

Fall/Winter 2013

Nnedi Okorafor by Kameelah Rasheed
Afaa Michael Weaver by Randall Horton  Read more

Tim Seibles: Interview

Tim Seibles by Remica Bingham-Risher

In October 2012, Tim Seibles finally got a bit of his due. His latest book of poems, Fast Animal, was nominated for the National Book Award, Read more

Jacqueline Bishop Talks About Writing Across the Diaspora |

The River’s Song is Jacqueline Bishop’s first novel. She is also the author of two collections of poems, Fauna and Snapshots from Istanbul. Read more

Amiri Baraka, The Ancestors Don’t Care About Your Plans

On February 4, at New York University, poetry, love, and hundreds of Black Arts devotees filled two rooms to honor the activists Jayne Cortez (1934-2012) and Amiri Baraka  Read more

Is African Identity Really Out of Fashion? | Brittle Paper

Wanuri Kahiu is a brilliant filmmaker. Pumzi, her post-apocalyptic sci-fi short film, was screened at Sundance Read more

Afaa Michael Weaver: Interview

Afaa Michael Weaver by Randall Horton

I first became familiar with Afaa Michael Weaver while immersed in an MFA program at Chicago State University through his poetry collection Talisman. Read more