Obsidian Foundation

We are building on the achievements of those who have paved the way for us, and are indebted to the Afro Style School, Black Arts Movement, Caribbean Arts Movement, Cave Canem, Dark Noise Collective, Dark Room Collective, Malika’s Kitchen, The Complete Works, and Octavian.

The Team







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From The Blog

November 22, 2020

Toi & Cornelius

Obsidian Foundation would like to thank Toi and Cornelius for all the support they have given us. We extend that to the whole Cave Canem family. Your first doors opened…
October 26, 2020

Malika Booker wins the Forward Prize

‘The Little Miracles’ takes as its departure point Tomas Tranströmer’s ‘Winter Night’; the raging storm of that poem is transformed into an interior storm, the poet’s mother’s stroke. Booker gives…
September 30, 2020

Selina Nwulu reads “Miracles”

A New Daughter of Africa.