"Memory is such an interesting thing. It is the only thing we bring along with us when we are stripped of all we have. Interestingly, memory is also a malleable thing."
E.C. Osondu and Kasimma
E.C. Osondu is the author of Alien Stories (BOA, 2021), which won the BOA Short Fiction Prize; Voice of America (HarperCollins, 2011); and the novel This House Is Not For Sale (HarperCollins, 2015). He is a winner of the Caine Prize for African Writing and the Allen and Nirelle Galso Prize for Fiction, among other awards. His fiction has appeared in The Atlantic, AGNI, n+1, Guernica, Kenyon Review, McSweeney’s, Zyzzyva, The Threepenny Review, Lapham’s Quarterly, New Statesman, and many other places, and his work has been translated into over half a dozen languages including Icelandic, Japanese, and Belarusian. He earned his M.F.A. from Syracuse University, where he was a Syracuse University Fellow. He lives in Rhode Island and teaches at Providence College. Kasimma is an alumni of Chimamanda Adichie's Creative Writing Workshop, SSDA workshop, IWP, and others. She's been a writer-in-residence in artists' residencies across Africa, Asia, and Europe. Her works appear or are forthcoming in The Book Smuggler's Den, Jellyfish Review, Kiwetu Journal, Orbis Journal, and Afreecan Read.