Issue 123

Through fortuitous meeting in Kampala at the 2015 Writivism Festival, Transition and Jalada have joined forces to present this issue on the theme of Fear. Contributors were asked to reflect on our phobias, the things that make us human or, indeed, inhuman. Our fears, and the dance between fear and fearlessness, can shape how we live and how we conceptualize ourselves and others. Read excerpts from the issue.

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Introduction: Ellah Wakatama Allfrey.

Essays by: Ishtiyaq Shukri, Rajat Neogy, Rudo Mudiwa, Wanjeri Gakuru, Camilla Hawthorne, and Hapuya Ononime.

A conversation between: Tommie Shelby and Cornel West.

Fiction by: Leila Aboulela, I.O. Echeruo, Francesca Ekwuyasi, Ireh Iyioha, Chike Frankie Edozien, Paul Theroux, Umar Abubakar Sidi, and Nakhane Touré.

Poetry by: Danielle Legros Georges, Enzo Silon Surin, Olajide Salawu, David Ishaya Osu, Lillian Akampurira Aujo, Wale Owoade, and E. Ethelbert Miller.

Artwork by: ruby amanze, Kudzanai Chiurai, Kadara Enyeasi, Mary Evans, Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle, Eddy Kamuanga Ilunga, John Jennings, Ikiré Jones, Steve Locke, Senzeni Marasela, Salem Mekuria, and Helina Metaferia.

Cover: John Jennings, Get Out, Buck!, 2017. Digital Media.