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.
There must be something intrinsic about that thing we call "art" that transcends genre, context, and history.
Amin and Magritte's art finds truth where it has been obscured.
Erasing faces in order to draw deeper understanding of identity creation.
What does it mean to mask something? To mask ourselves?
The conversation with Lawman Lynch continues.
Out of concern they're being watched, writers are passing on public events, redirecting research, and muting some communications.
Art is not always assertive, but curators can be.
Expanding the way we think about politics, art, economics, and more.