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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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About Otosirieze Obi-Young

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Otosirieze Obi-Young was born in Aba, Nigeria and attended the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. A finalist for the 2016 Miles Morland Writing Scholarship, his short stories include: “A Tenderer Blessing,” which appears in Transition Magazine and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2015; “Mulumba,” which appears in The Threepenny Review; and “You Sing of a Longing,” which was shortlisted for the inaugural Gerald Kraak Award and appears in Pride and Prejudice, an anthology by The Jacana Literary Foundation and The Other Foundation. His essays appear in Interdisciplinary Academic Essays and in Brittle Paper where he is Deputy Editor. His interviews appear in Africa in Dialogue, Bakwa Magazine, SPRINNG, and Dwartonline. He is the editor of the Art Naija Series, a sequence of themed e-anthologies of writing and visual art exploring different aspects of Nigerianness. The first, Enter Naija: The Book of Places (October 2016), focuses on Nigerian cities. The second, Work Naija: The Book of Vocations (June 2017), focuses on professions in Nigeria. A postgraduate student of African Studies, he currently teaches English at Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu, Nigeria. When bored, he blogs pop culture at naijakulture.blogspot.com or just Googles Rihanna.

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I hold a doctorate in English from Duke University and recently joined the Marquette University English faculty as an Assistant Professor. I love teaching African fiction and contemporary British novels. Brittle Paper is the virtual space/station where I play and experiment with ideas on how to reinvent African fiction and literary culture.

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