restricted access   Issue 121, 2016

Table of Contents


p. iv


Why We Didn’t Kill Abacha

pp. 1-15



pp. 16-21

Don’t get it twisted, son, aka real talk

pp. 22-23

Working The City

pp. 24-36


pp. 37-39

Participatory Realism: Photographing the precarity and resilience of childhood in South Africa

pp. 40-48

Prepubescent, and: To the Autumn

p. 49

The Adventures of Good Girls: Drawing French etiquette over the Haitian Revolution

pp. 50-65

When A Black Girl Gives Birth, and: God Kiss My Palm and Tell Me I’m Dreaming

pp. 66-69

Making Afro-Urban Magic: Zetta Elliott discusses the barriers to black children’s authors and writing the realities of black kids

pp. 70-80

Counting the Cost at the Kenyan Coast: An excerpt from the forthcoming memoir Swimming Against the Tide

pp. 81-88

Teacher, and: Communion, and: Elegy

pp. 89-91

Yoruba Childhood: Recovering the pre-colonial record

pp. 92-106

A Nigger and His Tree

p. 107

Why She’s Silent

p. 108

Building Identities in the Midst of Conflict: The fine line between survival and combating racism for young Afro-descendants in Colombia

pp. 109-122

Mad Boy’s Love Song

pp. 123-124

The Transfiguration

pp. 125-134

Un|Fixed Homeland: Exploring the Guyanese experience of migration

pp. 135-145

Citrine Ash #3, and: Monikers

pp. 146-147

Small Deaths: ”Thobela (repeat)/Sishayi’ thobela (repeat)/“

pp. 148-163


pp. 164-165

Notes on Contributors

pp. 166-173