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Shaun Randol

Shaun Randol is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Mantle and the co-editor of Gambit: Newer African Writing. He is also an Associate Fellow at the World Policy Institute in New York City, and a member of the National Book Critics Circle and the PEN American Center. His personal website is 

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  • Tuesday, April 20, 2010

    The Mantle and CONTEXTS Journal teamed up on March 26, 2010 to present six emerging voices from the next generation of intellectuals, writers,...

  • Tuesday, March 23, 2010

    On March 4, 2010, Shaun Randol sat with Burmese political artist Chaw Ei Thein to discuss the struggles Burmese artists face inside and outside her home country, the artistic...

  • Tuesday, January 12, 2010

    Vasily Kandinsky achieved the impossible. With careful refinement through a purposefully drawn-out, evolutionary process, the artist methodically developed a way to translate abstract conceptions...

  • Thursday, September 24, 2009

    Sex. Violence. Existential crises. Power. Corruption. These themes, and more, are tackled in Tayeb Salih's Season of Migration to the North, a moving portait of post-colonial Sudan in...

  • Tuesday, July 7, 2009

    In his own introduction to The Joke, Kundera claims his book was/is/and will always be, not a farcical portrayal of Czech Communist rule, but a love story. He’s playing us.

  • Monday, July 6, 2009

    With reminders of the horrors of war (what is it good for, really?) tucked away in all corners of our small world, it’s a wonder we can find time to laugh and persevere. ...

  • Friday, June 5, 2009

    At a party before the New York City screening of Che, director Steven Soderbergh said the reason he stretched Che to 257 minutes was because there was just too much story to tell...

  • Wednesday, June 3, 2009

    On completion of Conundrums of Humanity one cannot deny Jonathan Power is a man of passion gathered and honed from a lifetime of worldly experiences. Conundrums, a reflection of...

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