Transition is a unique forum for fresh perspectives on global issues, literature and art, cultures and people, with an emphasis on Africa and the Diaspora.

 

Editor

Alejandro de la Fuente

Harvard University

 

Visual Arts Editor

Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw 

University of Pennsylvania

 

Editorial Mission

 

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Mark your calendar!

Mandela:  
Beyond the Myth 

Featuring issue 116 contributors:

Warren Binford
Xolela Mangcu
Steven Nelson

Harvard Book Store 
Tues, December 2
7:00 pm  

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Open Access
 
In the weeks leading up to the launch of our special commemorative issue on Nelson Mandela (116), Transition and Indiana University Press are offering open access to six related articles from our archives. 
 
We hope you will enjoy these first two installments:
  • Letter from South Africa by Bessie Head
    published in Transition 11 (1963) - (this .pdf also includes an interesting announcement of the death of John F. Kennedy, Jr.)

Check this website each week for the latest open access articles. And please mark your calendar for our event "Mandela: Beyond the Myth" at the Harvard Book Store on December 2nd. 

More to follow!... 
 

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Forthcoming
 
Issue 116 is our special issue remembering
Nelson Mandela.

Contributors include Wole Soyinka, Nadine Gordimer, Xolela Mangcu, Adam Habib, Pierre de Vos, Warren Bindford, Abdeldjalil Larbi Youcef, Aaron Bady, Marvin Dunn, Kurt Campbell, Steven Nelson, Meghan Healy-Clancy, Hugo Canham, Rebecca VanDiver, and Christopher J. Lee.

This issue will be the first under the direction of Transition's new Editor, Alejandro de la Fuente. 

Coming in December 2014.
Pre-order at the number below!


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Current issue

Mad 

Transition 115 finds us 'Mad.' The issue looks at connections between blackness and psychology, examining Richard Wright's attempts to bring clinical psychotherapy to Harlem and revealing the links between schizophrenia and fears of black "psychos."

Contributors include Carina del Valle Schorske, Gabriel Mendes, Jonathan Metzl, Robin Hammond, Frederick Harris, jewel bush, Yohuru Williams, Peniel Joseph, Kabu Okai-Davies, Irene Yoon, Krishna Lewis, Vijay Iyer, Catherine Keyser, and Lara Stein Pardo.
 

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Transition publishes writing from and about Africa and the African diaspora, with an eye towards a global perspective. Submissions are accepted on a year-round rolling basis. See guidelines and submit your work here. We look forward to hearing from you! 


TRANSITION is a publication of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University.

http://hutchinscenter.fas.harvard.edu/
Published by Indiana University Press.