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Last year, we did a feature on the ongoing beautiful work at Expound, and now, the magazine’s hotly anticipated 8th Issue, titled The Woman Issue, is out.

Guest-edited by the indomitable Unoma Azuah, The Woman Issue features the work of prominent writers like Sefi Attah, Zukiswa Wanner, and Jumoke Verissimo. The issue also features the writings of JT Lawrence, Halima Aliyu, Rafeeat Aliyu, Temitayo Olofinlua; non-fiction by Chalya Princess Miri-Gazhi, Chinaza Ezeoke, Michelle Ekunno, an interview with JT Lawrence by Jason Mykl Snyman; and poetry by Liyou Libsekal, Jumoke Verissimo, Bineh Ndefru, Sarah O’Neal, Saaro Umar, Opeyemi Rasaq-Oyadiran, Lind Grant-Oyeye, and Gaamangwe Mogami.

Expound is known for its trend-setting covers. The colorful, print-inspired design on this issue is an image by Uzoma Samuel Anyanwu designed by Bard Studio.

The issue stirred excitement during its Christmas release, with Safia Elhillo tweeting Sarah O’Neal‘s and Saro Umar‘s poems, calling them “gems,” and Ikhide Ikheloa tweeting: “I love the energy.”

We wish the boundless best for Expound, for Wale Owoade and his crew of warriors.

Download the entire issue HERE for free and start reading.

Enjoy!

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Otosirieze is deputy editor of Brittle Paper. He is a judge for the 2018/19 Gerald Kraak Prize and the 2019 Miles Morland Writing Scholarships. He is an editor at 14, Nigeria’s first queer art collective, which has published volumes including We Are Flowers (2017) and The Inward Gaze (2018). He is the curator of the Art Naija Series, a sequence of e-anthologies of writing and visual art focusing on different aspects of Nigerianness, including Enter Naija: The Book of Places (2016), which explores cities, and Work Naija: The Book of Vocations (2017), which explores professions. His fiction has appeared in The Threepenny Review and Transition. He has completed a collection of short stories, You Sing of a Longing, is working on a novel, and is represented by David Godwin Associates literary agency. He combined English and History at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, is completing a postgraduate degree in African Studies, and taught English at Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu. Find him at otosirieze.com, where he accepts writing and editing offers, or on Instagram or Twitter: @otosirieze. When bored, he Googles Rihanna.

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