Transition Magazine

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“...the ultimate purpose of a literary magazine will always be to herald change, to forecast what new turn its culture and the society it represents is about to take. It will do this by sometimes allowing prejudice and temporary obsessions to be aired [and] by being permissive to radical innovations.”  - Rajat Neogy, Founding Editor

Transition was founded in 1961 in Uganda as an East African literary magazine. The brainchild of a twenty-two year old writer of Indian descent named Rajat Neogy, it quickly became Africa’s leading...

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Welcome! Transition is a unique forum for fresh perspectives on global issues, literature and art, cultures and people, with an emphasis on Africa and the diaspora. Founded by Rajat Neogy in Uganda in 1961, we are now a publication of the Hutchins Center at Harvard University, published three times annually by Indiana University Press.

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Issue 117

Transition 117

In Issue 117, we celebrate diasporic vision and creativity with a selection of new poetry and short fiction. But first, the issue opens with a sobering selection of responses to the killing of unarmed black Americans by police, culled from ...

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