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Issue 56 delivers new work from Michelle Tea, Jose Antonio Vargas, T. C. Boyle, Dantiel W. Moniz, Genevieve Hudson, Jincy Willett, to name a few, and a section of staggering fiction from emerging Nigerian writers soon to be household names, with an introduction by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. There are botched home invasions and perception-heightening witchcraft, disillusioned mailmen and playlists for the comatose, posthumous visits from lovers and nail-biting prison breaks.

And, if that weren’t enough, this opulent hardcover also includes a captivating ten-page illustrated story by Rui Tenreiro that begins right on the cover, and poems by Soviet-era absurdist Daniil Kharms, translated by Ilya Kaminsky and Katie Ferris. Time to cancel your plans—something more important has come up.

Featuring letters from:
Emerson Whitney
Jose Antonio Vargas
Michelle Tea
Kristen Iskandrian
Mary Houlihan

Fiction by:
Jincy Willett
Genevieve Hudson
Dantiel W. Moniz
Reif Larsen
Michael Deagler
Dawn Davies
Shubnum Khan
T. C. Boyle
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Ope Adedeji
Roy Udeh-Ubaka
Adachioma Ezeano
Chukwuebuka Ibeh
Ngozi John

Three poems by:
Daniil Kharms
Translated by:
Katie Farris and Ilya Kaminsky

And a ten-page illustrated story by: Rui Tenreiro