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Expound magazine has released its Issue No 11. The magazine, known for its visually arresting covers, chose this time to flip cover image upside down.

There are short stories: Yejide Kilanko’s “Chasing Butterflies,” Matt Weatherbee’s “No,” Tolu Daniels’ “The Unkindness of Ravens,” Richard Krause’s “Another Zoo Story.” There is poetry: Ejiofor Ugwu’s “Christmas Party or The Fire-setter in Search of Fresh Vegetables” and “What We Mean When We Speak of Bones,” Logan February’s “mouth, unopened,” Salvation Otubu’s “An Island of Water,” Lana Bella’s “Echelon,” Carolina Souto’s “Rain,” Emoata Ejodame’s “Tales of the Untalented.”

There is nonfiction: Basit Jamiu’s “The Power of a Rat-infested Photograph,” Dave Stewart’s “Goodbye Asia, Hello Again Africa.” And there is a collection of photography by Victor Adewale.

Congratulations to the Expound team: Founder and Managing Editor Wale Owoade, Associate Managing Editor Samuel O. Olatunji, Media and Publicity Manager Chibuihe-Light Obi, Fiction Editor Jason M. Snyman, Nonfiction Editor Samantha Gibb, Poetry Editor Saddiq M. Dzukogi, Visual Arts Editor TJ Benson, Copy Editor Oyin Oludipe, and Contributing Editor Gbenga Adesina.

Read the issue HERE.

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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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