Isele Magazine released its much-anticipated, visually-stunning queer-themed issue titled “Queer Joy” this August.
The issue is edited by founding editor Ukamaka Olisakwe, Yvonne Wabai, who also takes credit for the cover design, and Chideraa Ike-Akaenyi. The cover is beautifully illustrated by Taylor Madison.
Kudos to Isele Magazine for their dedication to publishing excellent work! The submission call earlier in the year sought pieces of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, photography and visual art that “centers and celebrates queer joy in literature.” The published issue includes work by some of Africa’s rising stars including Nora Nneka, who won the inaugural Isele Magazine Prize for Nonfiction, Ishola Abdulwasiu Ayodele, and Yvonne Wangithi, to name a few.
See the content list for the issue below. Go here to access the full “Queer Joy” issue.