PODCAST: A Conversation on Gambit and African Writing

Shaun Randol

Shaun Randol founded The Mantle in 2009. Today he is the Editor-in-Chief and Publisher. You can email him at shaun [at] themantle.com. Shaun is the co-editor of Gambit: Newer African Writing (The Mantle, 2014). He is also a member of the PEN American Center and serves on the boards of Nomadic Press and Africa Book Link.

Literature Writing


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On August 28, The Mantle's founder, Shaun Randol, joined author Ayobami Adebayo (Nigeria) and writer Joel Ntwatwa (Uganda) to discuss Gambit: Newer African Writing (The Mantle) and African writing. The conversation took place at the Writivism 2016 festival, which was held at the Uganda Museum in Kampala. Adebayo is a contributor to Gambit and her novel Stay With Me is forthcoming from Kwani? Ntwatwa reviewed Gambit ahead of the event.


Listen to the podcast here.



Podcast, Ayobami Adebayo, Uganda, Nigeria