Launch of Transition 117: New African Fiction

Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 7:00pm

Harvard Book Store welcomes professor and storyteller MARAME GUEYE, poet JOHN WARNER SMITH, and professor and critic PATRICK SYLVAIN for the presentation of Transition's issue 117. 

Join Transition editors and staff, with issue 117 contributors Marame Gueye, John Warner Smith, and Patrick Sylvain, for a reading of new short fiction and poetry from the issue. Since the publication of Tope Folarin’s 2013 Caine Prize-winning story, “Miracle,” the magazine has been happily overwhelmed by submissions from African and Africa-descended writers. In this issue, you’ll find the best from Transition's fiction inbox—the adventurous, the erotic, the audacious—each story embodying, in Folarin’s words, “creation working on itself.”

Co-sponsored with the Harvard Book Store

This event is free; no tickets are required.

Born in Africa and bred in the diaspora, Transition is a unique forum for the freshest, most compelling, most curious ideas about race. Since its founding in Uganda in 1961, the magazine has kept apace of the rapid transformation of the black world and has remained a leading forum of intellectual debate. Now, in an age that demands ceaseless improvisation, they aim to be both an anchor of deep reflection on black life and a map charting new routes through the globalized world.

Transition is a publication of the Hutchins Center at Harvard University, published three times annually by Indiana University Press. Find Transition on Twitter at @Transition_Mag and on the web at Transition partners with Harvard Book Store several times a year for a discussion based on their latest issue.


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