The first issue of literary journal The Decolonial Passage, a themed collection on “Migration and Movement,” was published on July 5, 2021.

In October 2020, The Decolonial Passage, a new literary journal founded by Los Angeles, USA-based Audrey Shipp, made a call out for entries. The new publication was for writers of all backgrounds engaged in the decolonial project, regardless of the writer’s race, origin, gender, or geographical location. It was aimed at centering African, African-American, and Black Diaspora writing from the African continent, the Americas, Europe, and beyond.

The first issue with the theme “Migration and Movement” was made available to the public on Monday, July 5, 2021. The publication which was worked on by founding editor Shipp alongside Nonfiction Editor, Ntando Sindane has the following contributions;


  • Ntando Sindane – Some Decolonial Notes on Yaa Gyasi’s Homegoing
  • Devonae Manderson – What We Must Do To Survive
  • Waverly Woldemichael – The War Mindset
  • Tommy Gough – Crossing Borders for an Elusive Betterment: Filipina and Chinese Women in Japan


  • Kunle Okesipe – How Do I Abandon the City?
  • Enriqueta Carrington – Styx
  • Peresch Aubham Edouhou – The mythical bridge
  • Sharon Hurley Hall – I Didn’t Know
  • Wanda Williams Jackson – Diaspora
  • Lavinia Kumar – She Presented the Governor of the Colored Department a Watermelon & Windrush Generations
  • Angie Budhwa – Indo-Caribbean
  • Masoodah Mohamed – Returning to my mother’s eyes & Dear Kliptown
  • Keishla Rivera-Lopez – Ode to Newark
  • Owolusi Lucky Oluwabunmi – What You Left Behind & Across The Mediterranean & Willow Warblers


  • Foday Mannah – In the Land of Queen Elizabeth’s Head
  • Maria Luisa Santos – Islas

To read this publication, please click here.

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