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Cover Image: Jockey, Rehoboth, 2013. © Kristin Capp

Issue 1: A story happened here…

AUGUST, 2019

FICTION


The Heat by Coletta Kandemiri
Subterwhere by Ange Mucyo
Losing Out by Mutaleni Nadimi
Dankie Botswana (or, Semper Fi) by Rémy Ngamije
The Night-Time Oboist by Tuulikki Tammi

NONFICTION
The Trip North by Kavena Hambira
The Rat’s Dilemma by Emily Schlink
In Conversation: 
Death, Detention, and Disappearance by David Smuts

POETRY


Ex Avibus by Brook Johnson

VISUAL ART

Latitudes by Kristin Capp
Mtanda And Sorese by Romeo Sinkala
Crosses & Walvis Bay by Shawn Van Eeden

EDITORIAL

A Story Happened Here by Rémy Ngamije

Cover image: Kristin Capp


Issue 2: Stories find stories…

FEBRUARY, 2020

FICTION


House Girl by Bongani Kona
Body In Six Parts by Makena Onjerika
Sharia Baudelaire by Alexandra Parrs
City Heights by Mohammed Shehu
Woman On A Train by Don Stevenson

NONFICTION


Activism Beyond Wokeness by Jamil Khan
A Mourning Song by Zanta Nkumane
Realisations by Emily Schlink

POETRY

A Slave To Alcohol, Disastrous Word & Bearer Of Rumours by Verushcka Garises
Cape Town Tourist by Michael Kelleher
Drag by Esperance Luvindao
Embalming The Past, Let Us & Homo Sapiensaria by Pedro Vorster

VISUAL ART


Night Watch by Hallie Haller
My Work Is Not Done by Rofhiwa Maneta
Dry Dock by Shawn Van Eeden

EDITORIAL

Stories Find Stories by Rémy Ngamije

Cover image: Shawn Van Eeden


Issue 3: Stories from a small place…

JULY, 2020

FICTION


Our Mouths Hold Fire And Water by Jo-Ann Bekker
Body Riddled With Bullets by Jessemuse Cacinda
Where To Put The Things That Hurt by Jason De Klerk
Golden by Coletta Kandemiri
It Will Be Beautiful Again by Mubanga Kalimamukwento
This Little Light Of Mine by Troy Onyango
The Regent by Mohammed Shehu
Only Way To The Future Is Forward by Olivia Walton

NONFICTION

Shadow Man by Nicole Ludolph
Short Story Long, 01: Submission by Rémy Ngamije
Literatea 01: The Facts Are Cold When The Tea Is Hot by Zukiswa Wanner

POETRY

Queens In Your Bloodline by Ros Limbo
A Heresia De Eva by Yara Monteiro
Dust Devil & Windhoek Wintering by Don Stevenson
Essentially There Is Nothing Wrong by Pedro Vorster
Fate Of The Departed by Dina Asabea Williams

VISUAL ART


UBhuku LukaMenzi by Mandisa Buthelezi
Lothar Von Throtha’s Ghosts by James Jamu
Vendor Of Dreams by Johan Johnston
Threshold by Nina Van Schalkwyk
Gentle Alpha & Unseen by Jean-Claude Tjitamunisa

EDITORIAL

Stories From A Small Place by Rémy Ngamije

Cover image: Jean-Claude Tjitamunisa