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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 is a writer, an academic, and Deputy Editor of Brittle Paper. His fiction has appeared in The Threepenny Review ("Mulumba," 2016), Transition ("A Tenderer Blessing," 2015), and in an anthology of the Gerald Kraak Award for which he was shortlisted ("You Sing of a Longing," 2017). His work has further been shortlisted for the Miles Morland Writing Scholarship in 2016 and a Pushcart Prize in 2015. He attended the 2018 Miles Morland Foundation Creative Writing Workshop. He is the curator 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 cities in Nigeria. The second, WORK NAIJA: THE BOOK OF VOCATIONS (June, 2017), focuses on professions in Nigeria. He studied History and Literature at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, is currently completing a postgraduate programme in African Studies and Pop Culture, and teaches English at Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu. 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. When bored, he 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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