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Beaven Tapureta Reviews “Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun” by Sarah Ladipo Manyika

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Sarah Ladipo Manyika was raised in Nigeria and has lived in Kenya, France, and England. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, and teaches literature at San Francisco State University. Her first novel, In Dependence, was published by Legend Press in London, Cassava Republic Press in Abuja and Weaver Press in Harare.…

Four Poems by Angela Consolo Mankiewicz (USA)

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Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Angela Consolo Mankiewicz lives in Los Angeles. She has 4 chapbooks out, with the newest being  AN EYE, published by Pecan Grove Press and AS IF, from Little Red Books-Lummox. He work  also been included in the anthologies OBSESSION: SESTINAS IN THE 21st CENTURY (UPNE, 2014) and THE LONG…

New Fiction by Ewurama Hayford (Ghana/USA)

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Originally from Ghana, West Africa, Ewurama Hayford has nurtured her love for African literature and creative writing from childhood, penning her first story at the age of 14. When she is not writing, Ewurama enjoys photography and cooking.She shares a home in Vernon, CT with her husband Isaac and their children, Roman and Zara. Read…

New Fiction by Michael McManus (USA)

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We present “Something”, a short story by Michael P. McManus, who has published poems and short stories in numerous journals. He has been awarded a writing Fellowship from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, and the Virginia Award and Ocean’s Prize for poetry. He attended Penn State and the University of Louisiana at Monroe. He…

New Poetry by Matt Prater (USA)

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Matt Prater is a poet and writer from Saltville, VA (US). His work has appeared in journals throughout his native Appalachia, including in Appalachian Heritage, Appalachian Journal, drafthorse, Floyd County Moonshine, The Hollins Critic, James Dickey Review, Kudzu, Motif, Now & Then, The Pikeville Review, Revolution John, Still: The Journal, and Town Creek Poetry, among…

Naomi Benaron Reviews ‘This House Is Not For Sale’ by E.C. Osondu

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Take a collection of colorful, madcap characters linked by a Family House and the despotic grandfather, part god, part politician, and part semi-benevolent dictator, who rules the house. Add a rich sense of culture peppered by local dialect, humor, and the scents of cook fires and earthy, delicious foods. Spice with a hint of political…

New Poems by Ralph Monday (USA)

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Ralph Monday is an Associate Professor of English at Roane State Community College in Harriman, TN., where he teaches composition, literature, and creative writing courses. He has been published widely in over 50 journals, including Agenda, The New Plains Review, New Liberties Review,Fiction Week Literary Review, Crack the Spine and many others.  His poetry has…

Short Story by Dexta Zvicha (Zimbabwe/USA)

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Dexter Zvicha is a fiction writer and political nerd. He is an MA and MPA graduate of the University of Delaware. He is interested in exploring the wild, grotesque and beautiful through poetry and short fiction. You can see more of his work on his blog thelitepassenger.wordpress.com or follow him on Twitter @LitePassenger.         The young…

New poems by Shawn Aveningo (USA)

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Check out our poetry section for new poems by Shawn Aveningo,  globally published, award-winning poet who can’t stand the taste of coconut, eats pistachios daily and loves shoes … especially red ones! (redshoepoet.com) She believes poetry, especially when read aloud, is the perfect literary art form for today’s fast-paced world due to its power to…