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John Jennings (L) and Jordan Peele (R). Photo from Sara Bruya’s Facebook.

Just a week after discovering that Kobe Bryant loves Tomi Adeyemi’s Children of Blood and Bone, we have just found that Hollywood director Jordan Peele, known for the Oscar-nominated Get Out, is also a big fan of African writing.

In a photo shared on Facebook by Transition‘s former managing editor Sarah Bruya, Jordan Peele is seen holding a copy of Transition and Jalada’s collaboration issue, Fear, standing beside John Jennings, who designed the book cover.

Dubbed Jalada 05/Transition 123, Fear is Transition’s 123rd issue but Jalada’s 5th. The issue “represents this spirit [of fear] through an offering of stories, essays and poems that tackle the various shapes that fear and fearlessness take in our shared humanity.”

Image from Transition Magazine’s Twitter.

Here’s to more celebrities loving African literature.

Get your copy of Fear HERE.

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About Otosirieze Obi-Young

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Otosirieze Obi-Young is a writer, journalist, & Deputy Editor of Brittle Paper. The recipient of the inaugural The Future Awards Prize for Literature in 2019, he is a judge for The Gerald Kraak Prize and was a judge for The Morland Writing Scholarship in 2019. He is Nonfiction 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 Curator at 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 work in queer equality advocacy in literature has been profiled in Literary Hub. 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 has an M.A. in African Studies and a combined honours B.A. in History & International Studies/English & Literary Studies, both from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He taught English in a private Nigerian university. 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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