Michigan Quarterly Review

Seeking, cultivating, and amplifying a wide range of artistic expressions that interrogate the world and expand the imagination.

Current Issue | 63.2: African Writing

Guest edited by Chris Abani, our Spring 2024 special issue, “African Writing: A Partial Cartography of Provocations,” features poetry by Kwame Dawes, Saddiq Dzukogi, Dalia Elhassan, Omotara James, and Matthew Shenoda; nonfiction by Faith Adiele, Chiké Frankie Edozien, and Emelda Nyaradzai Gwitimah; fiction by Heran Abate, Leye Adenle, and Chika Unigwe; newly translated work by Fairuz al-Okley, Nana Asma’u, Patron Henekou, Tom Olali, Amira-Géhanne Khalfallah, Amal Sewtohul; cover art by Victor Ehikhamenor; and much more!

From the print issue | 63.2: African Writing

Read excerpts and full pieces of fiction, essays, poetry, and visual art from our special issue, guest edited by Chris Abani.

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An online-exclusive folio extending the conversation begun by our Spring 2024 special issue on African Writing.

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Spring 2024 | Saddiq Dzukogi Reads "Bakandamiya XI." MQR Sound

  1. Spring 2024 | Saddiq Dzukogi Reads "Bakandamiya XI."
  2. Spring 2024 | Glen Retief Reads "Ghost Fish"
  3. Spring 2024 | Chika Unigwe Reads "Miracle in Lagos Traffic"
  4. Spring 2024 | Matthew Shenoda Reads "Capitalism's Migration"

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About MQR

Michigan Quarterly Review, founded in 1962,  is an interdisciplinary and international literary journal, combining distinctive voices in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, as well as works in translation. The flagship literary journal of the University of Michigan, our magazine embraces creative urgency and cultural relevance, aiming to challenge conventions and address long-overdue conversations. As we continue to promote an expansive and inclusive vision, we seek work from established and emerging writers with diverse aesthetics and experiences.

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