A New Short Story by Donald Quist (’16)

Memorials   he morning Ernesto died and a glittering cloud of debris and ash swallowed the neighborhood, Beth Gopin was on her way to see him. Beth had called Ernesto and asked him to meet her at Taj Tribeca. Although Beth and Ernesto enjoyed the atmosphere and well-stocked buffet, Taj Tribeca held greater significance—they could […]

A New Story by Tyrese L. Coleman (’16)

The Waynes and Johnsons: Albemarle County, Virginia, Circa 1862 and Beyond     In 1840, Claude Wayne exerted his God-given right to his property when he relieved himself inside a slave wench named Norma. The resulting child was his, hazel eyes glinting green in the sun, a mongrel if Wayne had ever seen one. Couldn’t stand […]

A New Story by Brandon Taylor (’16) @ Split Lip Magazine

Millions of Tiny Things When Hammond was very young, he had a hard time sleeping. It felt as though there were millions of tiny things crawling around beneath his skin, and the small, small spaces that separated each of these tiny things was known to him, and so it wasn’t just that there were millions […]

A Story by Akwaeke Emezi (16) @ Wasafiri

Welcome Akwaeke Emezi The light was gone, sucked back into the black wires that hung off the roof and stretched across the expressway, leaving the kitchen a study in blurs. Ogugua popped open the plastic crate of eggs and felt around for the matches, his pupils widening to inhale the grey air. It was so […]

An excerpt from HARBORS by Donald Quist ’16 (Awst Press, 2016)

The Kimbilio Blog inaugurates a new feature: Excerpts from new books by our Fellows and Faculty. From HARBORS: In October of 1994, while my mom attended a funeral, I spent time with my grandmother at the Wash Tub Laundry on Fifth Street in Hartsville. I had wanted to be outside riding bikes with my cousins […]

Tyrese Colemen (’16) in the Brevity Race Issue

Brandon Taylor (’16) on Writing the “Other”

Gabrielle Rucker (’16) on the Sims

Laws of Another Universe In 2008, right before my senior year of high school, my parents informed my sister and me that we would be moving in a month. Earlier that year, my father had lost his small plastics plant to the automotive crisis. I was old enough to know that moving under our circumstances […]

A Memoir by Akwaeke Emezi (’16) in Adda

TRIUMPH 1360 A diasporic telephone memoir: Chief Dr PU Emezi as told to his daughter. by Akwaeke Emezi Read the rest of the memoir here: Triumph 1360

Ngwah-Mbo Nkweti (’16) Appointed Resident at Hub City

Ngwah-Mbo Nkweti will join Hub City as Writer-In-Residence this Fall. A Cameroonian-American writer and English professor, her residency will run from September until December. Read the full press release here:  Nana Nkweti at Hub City