E.C.Osondu is the author of the collection of stories Voice of America and the novel This House is Not For Sale.  He is a winner of the Caine Prize and a Pushcart Prize among other prizes. His fiction has appeared in the Atlantic, AGNI, n+1, Guernica, Kenyon Review, McSweeney’s, New Statesman and many other places and has been translated into over half a dozen languages. He’s been a Visiting Professor at UT Austin. He’s read his work in festivals in Australia, Ireland, Uganda etc. He is an Associate Professor of English at Providence College in Rhode IslandAbdulbasit Kassim is a Doctoral student at Rice University pursuing a Ph.D. in Religion with a primary field in Islam and a secondary field in African Studies. His research focuses on the Intellectual History of Islam in Africa, Contemporary Islamic Movements in Africa, Postcolonial African States, African Religions, and the International Relations of Sub-Saharan Africa. His first book “The Boko Haram Reader: From Nigerian Preachers to the Islamic State” (co-edited with Michael Nwankpa) is published by Hurst Publishers and the Oxford University Press.