Shaun Randol founded The Mantle in 2009. Today he is the Editor-in-Chief and Publisher. You can email him at shaun [at] themantle.net. 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.
An outsider artists with a penchant for contact sports.
Notes on the evolution of the depiction of the infamous Biblical allegory of Adam and Eve.
A look at the pervasiveness of this phenomenon in art, literature, and more.
An interview with Kuwaiti artist Shurooq Amin
The peasant engaged in backbreaking work is a common motif in paintings.
On the longing for and imaginary creation of utopias
The many renditions of the traditional American spiritual.