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

June 2, 2021

Caine Prize shortlist 2021

The shortlisted stories for the 2021 AKO Caine Prize are: ‘Lucky' by Doreen Baingana (Uganda) published in Ibua Journal, Online in Kampala, Uganda, 2021. Please find her story here. ‘The Street…
May 27, 2021

Rohan Ayinde’s new video just dropped

Rohan Ayinde is a poet whose interdisciplinary work is centred around creating “otherwise” potentials (Ashon Crawley) and in so doing breaking down and simultaneously reconfiguring the ideological architectures that shape…
May 24, 2021

PBS Summer Pamphlet Choice

Portrait of Colossus is a searingly forthright début poetry pamphlet, that navigates parenting, masculinity, racism and ambiguities of identity. It articulates, with skill and sly humour, the migrant experience from…