Shaun Randol

Shaun Randol

Shaun Randol founded The Mantle in 2009. Today he is the Editor-in-Chief and Publisher. Shaun is the co-editor of Gambit: Newer African Writing (The Mantle, 2014) and he wrote an introduction to Herman Melville's Bartleby, the Scrivener (The Mantle, 2019). He is also a member of the PEN American Center and serves on the boards of Nomadic Press and Africa Book Link.


May 11, 2020

Why does a 19th century novella about an obstinate copyist continue to resonate in a time of Instagram and electric cars?

November 12, 2019

An Interview with Helon Habilia

November 1, 2018

A conversation with Maaza Mengiste, Wayetu Moore, and Neel Mukherjee.

December 5, 2016

A discussion with Shaun Randol, Emmanuel Iduma, Madhu Krishnan, and Michael C. Vazquez.

September 4, 2016

A conversation with Shaun Randol, Ayobami Adebayo, and Joel Ntwatwa.

June 14, 2016

New Novel From Nigerian Author is the Vanguard of a New Generation of African Writers

March 21, 2016

A discussion of We Are All Blue and Motswana: Africa, Dream Again

April 28, 2015

The powerful connection between language and identity.

November 14, 2014

The documentary 'Cairo Drive' is about so much more than traffic.