I draw to your attention the first issue of CAVALCADE, a well-produced and originally conceived journal from Nigeria. Details:
CAVALCADE: A JOURNAL OF WRITING, CRITICISM AND ART – Vol. 1, No. 1, Jan-Apr 2009 – Abuja Writers’ Forum, Abuja, Nigeria; editor: Emman Usman Shehu – guest editor for this issue: Dr E.E. Sule
The journal includes literary criticism, short stories, poems, interviews and reviews. The contributors are mostly Nigerian; there is also material from Kenya, India and Peru. The critical articles in this issue concentrate on the work of the Nigerian writer Christopher Ifekandu Okigbo (1932-1967). The interviews ate with Gboyega Kolawole (Nigeria – interviewed by Uchenna Oyali) and the Denmark-resident Indian writer Tabish Khair (interviewed by Jaydeep Sarangi). There are stories by D.E. Kaze, Wumi Raji, Elnathan John and Ifeoma Chinwuba (all Nigeria). Among the authors of the poems included are: Angela Nwosu and Ismail Bala Garba (Nigeria), Mukoma Wa Ngugi (Kenya), Satish Verma and Anuraag Sharma (India) and Carla Vanessa Gonzáles (Peru; two poems, ‘Dream No 3’ an ‘Dream No 4’, translated from the Spanish by Christopher Rollason).