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Featuring new short stories by 8 emerging and established Black women storytellers from the U.S., Africa, and the Caribbean, this issue weaves together tales of resilience, self-discovery, and the unpredictable nature of the human experience, inviting readers to explore the intricate threads that connect us all.
PUBLICATION DATE: February 27, 2024
Michelle Enehiwealu Iruobe |Cieara Estelle | Sandra Jackson-Opoku | Daven McQueen | Sithulisiwe. A. Wabatagore | Joyce Winters-Henderson | Naomi Scherelle |
Dimensions: 6 x 0.33 x 9 inches
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IN THIS ISSUE
“Soulmate Scouting” by Michelle Enehiwealu Iruobe, explores the evolving relationship between Precious and her cousin Cynthia, leading to a transformative journey of self-awareness.
In “Homecoming” by Cieara Estelle, Patience and her young daughter move back home only to find out the life she was expecting to come back to is long gone.
“Moving On” by Sandra Jackson-Opoku, follows writer Cora Lee Cooper's healing journey on a Caribbean Island press tour, where unexpected romance awaits her.
In “10 Ways to Be Happy, According to Science” by Daven McQueen, an unnamed narrator navigates the chaos of her late twenties, from queer dating to workplace woes, in 10 listicle-style vignettes as the world and objects around her shift in quietly strange, maybe-real-maybe-not ways.
In “Things Fall Apart” by Sithulisiwe. A. Wabatagore delves into Tanaka's struggle with self-isolation, pushing her to confront her fears and rediscover the outside world.
In “South Memphis Medusa”by Joyce Winters-Henderson, the strain that accompanied Cassandra Johnson's position as the minister's wife caused her to commit serious transgressions. She is awakened to the knowledge that few people are completely innocent, and our wrongdoings are rarely completely unforgivable.
“On Being Claimed” by Naomi Scherelle takes readers on an audacious journey to the great river, where a woman seeks self-discovery amid bags of mysterious items.
In “A Bird in the Hand” by Ariana Tucker a young woman struggling to cope with a recent miscarriage nurses an injured bird back to health.
With a diverse range of Black voices and powerful storytelling, this issue of is not to be missed. Fans of "The Bluest Eye" by Toni Morrison and "Americanah" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will love this collection.