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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 a writer, literary journalist, former academic, and Deputy Editor of Brittle Paper. A judge for the 2019 Gerald Kraak Award, he is an editor at 14, Nigeria’s first queer art collective which has published two volumes: WE ARE FLOWERS and THE INWARD GAZE. He is the curator of ART NAIJA SERIES, a sequence of themed e-anthologies of writing and visual art exploring different aspects of Nigerianness: ENTER NAIJA: THE BOOK OF PLACES (October, 2016) focuses on cities in Nigeria; WORK NAIJA: THE BOOK OF VOCATIONS (June, 2017) focuses on professions in Nigeria. His fiction has appeared in The Threepenny Review and Transition, and has been shortlisted for the Miles Morland Writing Scholarship and the Gerald Kraak Award, both in 2016, and a Pushcart Prize in 2015. He attended the 2018 Miles Morland Foundation Creative Writing Workshop. He has completed a collection of short stories, YOU SING OF A LONGING, and is working on a novel. He is represented by David Godwin Associates literary agency. He combined history and literature at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and taught English at Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu. When bored, the boy just Googles Rihanna. Find him at otosirieze.com, where he accepts editing and writing offers, or on Instagram or Twitter: @otosirieze.

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