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Volume 57, Issue 1

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fiction

Speed of Light

By Paul Harding

essay

An Image of Africa: Racism in Conrad’s Heart of Darkness

By Chinua Achebe

essay

Where one thing stands, another will stand beside it

By Johnnetta Betsch Cole

essay

Chinua Achebe: The Ironies of History Dancing with the Politics of Literature

By Ekwueme Michael Thelwell

essay

Goodwill Message

By Denja Abdullahi

essay

Achebe's Legacy

By Jules Chametzky

essay

The West's Most Undervalued Friend

By Chidi Achebe

essay

It is the Storyteller who makes us see what we are

By Caryl Phillips

essay

My Encounters with Chinua Achebe

By Okey Ndibe

essay

A Tale of Two Books: A Forgotten Story and Things Fall Apart

By Chika Unigwe

essay

Let noone be fooled

By Chinelo Okparanta

essay

The Extended Family and the Trojan Horse

By Chuma Nwokolo

essay

Unheard-of Things

By Maaza Mengiste

essay

Africa in the New Century

By Achille Mbembe

fiction

Meditations

By Akil Kumarasamy

poetry

What He Saw

By Amy Gordon

poetry

Photo and Photo and Photo

By Marianne Boruch

essay

Charm

By Marianne Boruch

poetry

That Difficulty Increases Desire

By Brandon Lewis

fiction

Descartes, His Daughter, and Her Dog

By Lynda Sexson

poetry

The Palace of the Soul

By Corrado Govoni

translation

The Palace of the Soul

By Paula Bohince

poetry

Grayfish

By Kathleen Hellen

essay

Asfixia

By Caroline Beimford

poetry

Barcelona Bombing

By Nicholas Wong

essay

The Storage Room

By Marlene Olin

essay

And the Temple of Doom Town

By Matt Salyer

poetry

St. Francis

By Maxine Scates

essay

Neither Here nor There: Remembering Seamus

By Shaun O'Connell

fiction

The Scent of Frangipani

By Nathan Go

Table of Contents

Introduction

Speed of Light, a story by Paul Harding

FORTY YEARS AFTER: CHINUA ACHEBE AND
AFRICA IN THE GLOBAL IMAGINATION

An Image of Africa: Racism in Conrad’s Heart of
Darkness, an essay by Chinua Achebe

WHERE ONE THING STANDS, ANOTHER WILL
STAND BESIDE IT

Where one thing stands, another will stand beside it,
an essay by Johnnetta Betsch Cole

Chinua Achebe: The Ironies of History Dancing
with the Politics of Literature,
an essay by Ekwueme Michael Thelwell

I HAVE CALLED YOU ALL TOGETHER

Goodwill Message, an essay by Denja Abdullahi

Achebe’s Legacy, an essay by Jules Chametzky

The West’s Most Undervalued Friend,
an essay by Chidi Achebe

IT IS THE STORYTELLER WHO MAKES US SEE
WHAT WE ARE

It is the Storyteller who makes us see what we are,
an essay by Caryl Phillips

My Encounters with Chinua Achebe, A Master
Storyteller, an essay by Okey Ndibe

A Tale of Two Books: A Forgotten Story and
Things Fall Apart, an essay by Chika Unigwe

WE INTEND TO DO UNHEARD-OF THINGS

Let no one be fooled. . ., an essay by
Chinelo Okparanta

The Extended Family and the Trojan Horse,
an essay by Chuma Nwokolo

Unheard-of Things, an essay by Maaza Mengiste

Africa in the New Century, an essay by
Achille Mbembe

* * *

Meditations, a story by Akil Kumarasamy

What He Saw, a poem by Amy Gordon

Photo and Photo and Photo, a poem by
Marianne Boruch

Charm, an essay by Marianne Boruch

That Difficulty Increases Desire, a poem
by Brandon Lewis

Descartes, His Daughter, and Her Dog,
a story by Lynda Sexson

The Palace of the Soul, a poem by Corrado
Govoni, translated by Paula Bohince

Grayfish, a poem by Kathleen Hellen

Asfixia, an essay by Caroline Beimford

Barcelona Bombing, 1937, a poem by
Nicholas Wong

The Storage Room, an essay by Marlene Olin

And the Temple of Doom Town, an essay
by Matt Salyer

St. Francis, a poem by Maxine Scates

Neither Here nor There: Remembering Seamus,
an essay by Shaun O’Connell

The Scent of Frangipani, a story by Nathan Go

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