Join Transition magazine at the Harvard Book Store for the launch of issue 121 “Childhood.” Guest editor Amy Fish will be joined by Chris King, Grace Aneiza Ali, and local youth writers for readings from the issue and beyond.
In issue 121, authors consider symbolic and ideological deployments of black childhood and explore children’s lived experiences—from nineteenth century Yorubaland, to 1920s France, to present day Colombia, South Africa, and the United States. Others reflect on personal coming-of-age experiences, while youth poets examine black childhood from the brink of adulthood. In addition, the issue features the photo-based work of several Guyanese artists exploring the theme of “homeland” curated by Grace Aneiza Ali, and a sequel to Chris King’s 1998 article (Transition 77) about the Nigerian democracy movement. King reveals details of his and Wole Soyinka’s involvement in a plot to kill Sani Abacha.