The Single Story Foundation (TSSF) journal has released its first issue. Founded by Murewa Olubela, the journal is a nonprofit that provides storytelling opportunities for Africans at home and in diaspora and publishes fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and essays. Its Executive Board includes Chris Abani, Taiye Selasi, Chika Unigwe, Okey Ndibe, and Murewa Olubela.
This issue has Tiah Beautement as Managing Editor, Tolu Daniel as Non-fiction Editor, and Genna Gardini as Poetry Editor. Its cover art is by Aisha Jemila and its design and layout is by Murewa Olubela.
There is fiction: “Moon Secrets” by Lauri Kubuitsile, “Green Shirt” by Timi Odueso, “Valentine’s Day” by Torinmo Salau, “The Monkey in the Middle” by Rešoketšwe Manenzhe, and “Things Yet Not Au Fait” by C.J. Nelson.
There is poetry: “Dancing” by Efe Ogufere, “Refined Products” by Ahmad Holderness, “Ask Me About Love” by Taiye Ojo, “Splitting Image” by Fahima Hersi, “Spring” by Athol Williams, “When You Say Akata” by Helen Nde, and “Foreigner” by Muwanwu Sikhitha.
And there is nonfiction: “Amuse Bouche” by O.J. Nwankwo, “My Country is a Crying Child” by Ané Breytenbach, “Grandpa’s Cupboard” by Ifeanyichukwu Eze, and “Roots” by Carey Baraka.
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