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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 is a writer, 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 ("You Sing of a Longing," 2017), for which he was shortlisted. His work has further been shortlisted for the Miles Morland Writing Scholarship in 2016 and a Pushcart Prize in 2015. His conversations appear in Africa in Dialogue, Bakwa, SPRINNG, and Dwartonline. 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 Nigerian cities. The second, Work Naija: The Book of Vocations (June 2017), focuses on professions in Nigeria. Born in Aba, he combined history and literature at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, is currently completing a postgraduate programme in African Studies, and teaches English at Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu. 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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