Founded in 1975, Obsidian supports—through publication and critical inquiry—the contemporary poetry, fiction, drama/performance, visual and media art of Africans globally. Recognized by the National Endowment of the Arts as one of the premier journals dedicated to Africa and African Diaspora Literatures, Obsidian is published biannually in print and online.


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Featured Content From Our Latest Edition, Volume 41.1, 41.2.


Featured Video: THE ALIEN PROJECT, by Catron Booker


Audio Feature: Mankwe Ndosi


Audio Feature: Yolanda Wisher