Transition Magazine

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, we 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. On Twitter at @Transition_Mag

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Current Issue

Transition 115 gets mad angry, mad crazy, and mad cool. The issue looks at connections between blackness and psychology, and much more...
Featured Article:
Related Somehow to Africa: Black Palestinians and the Search for Shared Identity, by jewel bush

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Transition 116

In December, we mark a year since the passing of Nelson Mandela—a man who was as much myth as flesh and blood.

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Featured Article from Transition 115

Related Somehow to Africa: Black Palestinians and the Search for Shared Identity
by jewel bush

bush shares insights about global blackness gained through her friendship with Samra, a member of the marginalized and oft-mistreated community of black Palestinians.

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Steve Biko On My Mind

by Xolela Mangcu

"As Biko put it himself rather prophetically shortly before he died: 'You are either alive and proud or you are dead, and when you are dead you can’t care anyway. And your method of death can itself be a politicizing thing.'"

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Transition 115

Transition 115 finds us ‘Mad.’ The issue looks at connections between blackness and psychology, examining Richard Wright’s attempts to

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