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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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Otosirieze is deputy editor of Brittle Paper. He is a judge for the 2018/19 Gerald Kraak Prize. He is an editor at 14, Nigeria’s first queer art collective, which has published volumes including We Are Flowers (2017) and The Inward Gaze (2018). He is the curator of the Art Naija Series, a sequence of e-anthologies of writing and visual art focusing on different aspects of Nigerianness, including Enter Naija: The Book of Places (2016), which explores cities, and Work Naija: The Book of Vocations (2017), which explores professions. His fiction has appeared in The Threepenny Review and Transition. He has completed a collection of short stories, You Sing of a Longing, is working on a novel, and is represented by David Godwin Associates literary agency. He combined English and History at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, is completing a postgraduate degree in African Studies, and taught English at Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu. Find him at otosirieze.com, where he accepts writing and editing offers, or on Instagram or Twitter: @otosirieze. When bored, he Googles Rihanna.

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