Uzoamaka Maduka, 24, and a recent Princeton graduate, is the founder and Editor-in-chief of American Reader, a new monthly literary magazine aimed at intelligent young people between the ages of 25 and 35. American Reader is devoted solely to literature and literary criticism. This sets it apart from established names such as Harper’s and the New Yorker, which also include reportage. It is committed to inspiring literary and critical conversation among a new generation of readers, and restoring literature to its proper place in the American cultural discourse. The American Reader serves as a hardy and handy compendium of new literature and current critical and industry-related discussions. It will feature new fiction; new poetry; translated portfolios of international fiction, poetry, and drama; well-argued reviews of new literature; considered essays on all matters literary; and occasional interviews with writers, publishers, editors, and various industry professionals. The
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Jekwu Anyaegbuna was raised and educated in Nigeria where he qualified as a chartered accountant. A graduate of the University of Ilorin, he writes both poetry and prose; and his work has been widely published, or will be published, in literary journals in the United States and the UK including Ambit, Orbis, Word Riot, Other Poetry, The Journal, Bow-Wow Shop, Eclectica Magazine, Atticus Review, Yuan Yang Journal, The Talon Magazine, Dark Lady Poetry, Asinine Poetry, Vox Poetica, Breadcrumb Scabs, Haggard and Halloo, New Black Magazine, Pattaya Poetry Review, Dcomp Magazine, Tipton Poetry Journal, Obsession, Black Heart Magazine and many other places. Jekwu lives, works and writes in Lagos and he won the 2012 Commonwealth Short Story Prize for Africa for “Morrison Okoli (1955-2010)". It was first published in June 2012 as part of a collaboration between Granta Magazine (granta.com) and Commonwealth Writers.