adda Magazine’s 2022 collection Speak OUT! celebrates fiction, poetry, and nonfiction on topics related to freedom of expression such as gender, queer experience, and racial identity.
Speak OUT! is curated and edited by Brenda Lee-Browne, Beatrice Lamwaka, Rifat Munim and Peter Sipeli. The collection began with a call for submissions on the theme of freedom of expression and the sub-themes of gender, LGBTQIA+, race/ethnicity, and politics, among others. The collection is comprised of four issues, each featuring an introduction by one editor and seven to eight works of fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction.
We are so proud of the adda Magazine and Speak OUT! editorial teams for their dedication to publishing excellent work! adda is the online literary magazine of the Commonwealth Foundation and publishes creative content by writers and illustrators belonging to the Commonwealth countries.
The published Speak OUT! issues include work by some of Africa’s renowned authors including award-winning Zambian author Mubanga Kalimamukwento, South African author Christine Coates, Kenyan writer Kabubu Mutua, and Nigerian author Som Adedayor, to name a few.
See the content list for the issue below. Go here to access the four Speak OUT! issues.
Table of Contents
Speak OUT! Issue 1
Issue 1 is curated and introduced by Peter Sipeli.
Speak OUT! Issue 2
Issue 2 is curated and introduced by Beatrice Lamwaka.
Speak OUT! Issue 3
Issue 3 is curated and introduced by Brenda Lee Browne.
Speak OUT! Issue 4
Issue 4 is curated and introduced by Rifat Munim.