“Transitions,” our first print issue, will be released October 2, 2017. We have gathered writings—reportage, short stories, travel essays, poems—befitting of our foray into print. Our contributors are writers you should be reading, and visual artists whose images are compelling.

The cover is designed by Ojima Abalaka, the brilliant illustrator whose work has been featured in the New York Times. There are poems by Gbenga Adesina; short stories by Suzanne Ushie, Irenosen Okojie, Abiola Oni, Eboka Chukwudi Peter, T J Benson, Amarachi Ekekwe, Hajara Hussaini Ashara, and Ebele Mogo; essays by Temitayo Olofinlua, Kola Tubosun, Uche Okonkwo and Yinka Elujoba; portfolios of photographs by Ladan Osman and Ayeni Olajide. And an interview of Ayobami Adebayo.

We have included writing by several awardees of the Saraba Manuscript Project, and essays by participating writers of the 2016 edition of the Invisible Borders trans-Nigerian road trip.

To present the issue, we are partnering with several institutions from coast to coast. The launch events will take place in London, New York, Abeokuta, Lagos, and Winnipeg. You can mark your calendars for the first four events:

In collaboration with the Royal Africa Society, Africa Writes Festival, and SOAS: Monday 2nd October, 7:00 – 8:30pm in the Khalili Lecture Theatre at SOAS, Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1H 0XG. With Zahrah Nesbitt-Ahmed, Irenosen Okojie, Abiola Oni, Emmanuel Iduma, and Ayobami Adebayo. Read more.

In collaboration with Waterstones, Gower Street: At the Great Magazine Weekend, Friday 6th October, 2:15 – 3:15 pm, 82 Gower Street, London, WC1E 6EQ. With Emmanuel Iduma and Eboka Chukwudi Peter. Read more.

In collaboration with the MFA Art Writing program at the School of Visual Arts: Thursday 12 October, 6.30pm, at 132 West 21 Street, New York. With Dami Ajayi, Emmanuel Iduma, and Gbenga Adesina. Read more.

In collaboration with the Ake Book and Arts Festival: Thursday 16th November, 1-2pm, Arts and Cultural Centre, Kuto, Abeokuta.

More dates, participants, and venues to be announced. The publication will be available for sale at each event; if you’re far away, you can purchase a digital copy. For inquiries, please write us.

See you soon!