About the Authors

A Pinch of Sugar: Emeka Chinagorom studied philosophy at the Pontifical Urbaniana University, Rome. Chinagorom started writing in 2012 while participating in Farafina’s creative writing summer classes taught by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Binyavanga Wainaina, Jeff Allen and Rob Spillman. Emeka's short story, “Now That You Are Black in America,” was published in the “OCCUPYING VA” issue of the Hawai’i Review and won the 2017 Ian MacMillan writing contest. Chinagorom's articles have appeared in a Nigerian online magazine, Bellanaija.com, under the name Martin Chinagorom.

All U Need: Mirek Lalas is a retired English teacher who lives in Aurora, Ontario. After arriving in Canada from Poland in 1981, he continued his studies and interests in literature and linguistics. Lalas' stories and one novel, "Real Power", have appeared in various publications.

Losing Control: Janelle Ward is a born and raised Minnesotan who escaped to the Netherlands in 2001. Since then, she acquired a PhD in Amsterdam, a job in Rotterdam, and four bicycles. To read her other fiction publications, please see janelleward.com. Ward's work has also been published by Amsterdam Quarterly, Crack the Spine, Eunoia Review, Litro, Metro Fiction, The Molotov Cocktail, Pure Slush, The Rumpus, The Story Shack, and Typehouse Literary Review.

Letting Go: Umar Turaki is a filmmaker living in Jos, Nigeria. Turaki's short fiction has appeared in Afreada and The Ake Review, and is forthcoming in the Short Story Day Africa anthology, Migrations.

Hairless Wonder: Thomas Christopher's short stories have appeared in The Louisville Review, Hawaii Pacific Review, Valparaiso Fiction Review, The MacGuffin, Redivider, and elsewhere. He was awarded an Irving S. Gilmore Emerging Artist Grant and was a finalist for the Matthew Clark Prize in Fiction. He lives in Nashville with his wife and two sons.