Worldwide Week with Transition Magazine
Harvard Book Store is pleased to host an afternoon with Transition magazine, featuring issues 123 "Fear" and 124 "Writing Black Canadas."
This event is part of Harvard University's Worldwide Week. During the week of October 23–27, 2017, the Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs is sponsoring events that raise awareness of Harvard’s global reach and presence around the world. Learn more at https://worldwide.harvard.edu/worldwide-week.
Phanuel Antwi (Guest Editor)
David Chariandy (Guest Editor)
Sarah Ladipo Manyika (novelist, contributor)
Issue 05/123 (collaborative issue with Jalada Africa):
Moses Kilolo (Managing Assistant, Jalada)
Danielle Legros Georges (poet, contributor)
Enzo Silon Surin (poet, contributor)
Novuyo Rosa Tshuma (Managing Editor, Jalada)
About Jalada 05 / Transition 123
Through fortuitous meeting in Kampala at the 2015 Writivism Festival, Transition and Jalada have joined forces to present this issue on the theme of Fear. Contributors were asked to reflect on our phobias, the things that make us human or, indeed, inhuman. Our fears and the dance between fear and fearlessness can shape how we live and how we conceptualize ourselves and others.
About Transition 124
In this year marking the 150th anniversary of Canadian confederation, Transition celebrates over four hundred years of Black presence in Canada.
In issue 124, “Writing Black Canadas,” we highlight Rinaldo Walcott’s observation that “Black Canada is not one thing. It’s multiple moments of Blackness. It’s multiple relations to the nation space. It’s multiple points of arrival. It’s a set of different histories.” Guest editors Phanuel Antwi and David Chariandy present glimpses of a robust living archive of Black Canadian writing, highlighting critical thought, cultural memory, formal innovation, and radical intimacy that channels the global sweep of the diaspora. Contributors include Dionne Brand, George Elliott Clarke, Afua Cooper, Juliane Okot Bitek, Ian Williams, Wayde Compton, H. Nigel Thomas, M. NourbeSe Philip, and cover artist Sandra Brewster.
Profiles of two formidable women of letters—Toni Morrison and Toi Derricotte—round out the issue, while works of short fiction by Olufunke Ogundimu and Christian Ojochegbe Jacob speak again to the theme of Fear. In this issue, we also honor the memory of F. Abiola Irele—former Transition editor and renowned scholar of francophone African and Caribbean literature—with tributes from colleagues and admirers.