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.

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From The Blog

May 5, 2021

Congratulations to John Murillo

April 22, 2021

The Caine Prize Judges announced

Look Inside The AKO Caine Prize The AKO Caine Prize for African Writing is a literature prize awarded to an African writer of a short story published in English. The…
April 15, 2021

Congratulations to Canisia Lubrin