Emmanuel Iduma

Dami Ajayi

Kwame Dawes and Chris Abani are the editors of the New Generation African Poets Series (Akashic Books), an annual box set anthology of chapbooks by poets of African descent who have yet to publish a full-length collection. Established in 2014, this series, currently in its fifth year, has played an influential role in creating a publishing platform for new voices.

Emmanuel IdumaShaun Randol

On Dec 1, The Mantle's editor in chief Shaun Randol and our author Emmanuel Iduma (The Sound of Things to Come) participated in a panel discussion at the Draper Program at NYU, along with Madhu Krishnan, assistant professor of 20th/ 21st-century p

Lebogang Disele

Christian Niedan
Christian Niedan
Shaun Randol

Michael J. Jordan

Carol-Ann Gleason

The African continent is home to the world's largest un-medicated population. No wonder, then, that Big Pharma is moving to increase its presence—and profits—beyond TB medication and anti-retrovirals. If pharmaceutical companies can apply the same successful consumerist models they've deployed in the U.S. and Europe, the windfall could be enormous. Carol-Ann Gleason reports on the serious implications of Big Pharma's neoliberal push into Africa. 

Michael J. Jordan

PHOTO ESSAY: On August 30th, an “attempted coup” in Lesotho plunged the country into crisis. Now in its third week, it’s a full-blown diplomatic challenge for all of southern Africa. Recently South African President Jacob Zuma flew to the tiny "Kingdom in the Sky" to mediate. Michael J. Jordan, who covered the meeting for AFP, presents a photo essay on underlying political intrigue of a country on the brink.