Transition Magazine

Born in Africa and bred in the diaspora, Transition is a unique forum for the freshest, most compelling ideas from and about the black world

Editor Robert Fitzgerald Reid-Pharr
Publishers Kwame Anthony Appiah, Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Chairman of the Editorial Board Wole Soyinka
Managing Editor Tanya Larkin

Since its founding in Uganda in 1961, the magazine has kept apace of the rapid transformation of the African Diaspora 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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Original Issue - 1961