Shaun Randol

Shaun Randol

Shaun Randol founded The Mantle in 2009. Today he is the Editor-in-Chief and Publisher. You can email him at shaun [at] Shaun is the co-editor of Gambit: Newer African Writing. He is also a member of the PEN American Center and serves on the boards of Nomadic Press, the Global Literature in Libraries Initiative, and Africa Book Link.


February 25, 2013

An outsider artists with a penchant for contact sports.

February 22, 2013

A message on bullying from Shane Koyczan

February 14, 2013


The “Raw/Cooked” series, now in its second year at the Brooklyn Museum, showcases emerging Brooklyn artists. The current and seventh exhibition in the series features Gowanus-based Marela Zacarias.


February 6, 2013

Notes on the evolution of the depiction of the infamous Biblical allegory of Adam and Eve.

February 5, 2013

A look at the pervasiveness of this phenomenon in art, literature, and more.

January 7, 2013

An interview with Kuwaiti artist Shurooq Amin

December 14, 2012

The peasant engaged in backbreaking work is a common motif in paintings.

November 28, 2012

On the longing for and imaginary creation of utopias

November 20, 2012

The many renditions of the traditional American spiritual.

November 8, 2012

A review of 'Children in Reindeer Woods'