Writing Gender (video)

A panel of venerated African authors and editors goes beyond the clichés to address the role of gender in the creation of art. More

Mrs. Shaw

. . .the same hands that embrace one’s child will squeeze the life out of a neighbor’s child when war comes. . . More

Invisible Cities, Visible Cities

For many novelists, describing the city where a story takes place is as fundamental as providing a well-developed protagonist. This panel looks at how the city both limits and… More

Made to Breathe

In regard to the gods, / their secrets, who knew human love / wanted darkness. // Signs were many. Years facing / the gods led to scorn. Nothing is.… More

Shaqti

‘These scavengers won’t go home’ he says, / Breaking the allegro of a tour through the Old City, / ‘Now Sudan doesn’t want them and Africa doesn’t want them.’ More

The Race to Incarcerate

Four panels from the graphic retelling of Marc Mauer's 2006 book Race to Incarcerate, illustrated by Sabrina Jones and forthcoming from New Press in April 2013. More

Siege

The girls come from nowhere. Two of them, running behind their mother, who seems to be urging them on with her voice, yet holding them back with her arms;… More

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