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S P R I N G 2 01 9  T  he Amistad is Howard University   s student-run literary magazine. Our name honors the rebellion  t...
Staff MANAGING EDITOR KYNDALL FLOWERS  FICTION EDITORS TRE MERRITT   VIVIEN RUDISELL  POETRY EDITORS JAYDEN MCCLAM   MAYA ...
Contents 6 8 10 12 14 19 21 22 24  BREEZE  ON SKIN   JASON B. CRAWFOWRD  ODE TO THE WAVES UNDERNEATH MY WAVE CAP  MARLIN M...
Letter  from the  Editor  i a m v e r y p r o u d o f y o u a l l . i l l h a v e a l o n g e r l e t t e r l a a t e r. a...
I think that   s why the girls who shield themselves     Til I was 12 I suffered from summer-sun-shy. Hissed like it hurt ...
 ON SKIN  Breeze     Do you know Kali        The Blue goddess  Yes.       Well she   s not really blue, she   s Black     ...
Jason B. Crawford  8 Clean and crisp at the back of the neck  Muscle memory of the movement  The boy getting ready for the...
Ode to the Waves underneath my Wave Cap  9  To show you are one with their sea  To prove you are kin here  Ready to show t...
When I wish to leave  Marlin Jenkins
11 with thanks to Mariama Lockington and Yalie Kamara  I   m still unsure where it is instead I   d like to be. I imagine ...
Drill Drill Drill Drill Drill Drill Drill Drill Drill Drill Drill Drill Drill  Deborah    D.E.E.P    Mouton
1.  2.  when the siren sounded  when the intercom buzzed  it was not a fire drill  it was not a fire drill  students knew ...
14  Crunchy Green Apples  Or Omo  Look how the city becomes littered with little location pins marking the places you used...
ng her shopout that she me apples. You er, the avatars nd kindness, f your rooms o help her s. As one, you the apples Thes...
16  Crunchy Green Apples  Or Omo  into a familiar aisle. You tell yourself it is just a matter of time before you sit down...
e neighbourhe liked the ces. She let arden and them with her bought brown omplained because it was running ad brought a he...
18  Crunchy Green Apples  Or Omo  bracket changed she bought Hall   s granadilla and orange concentrate. Her goal  a fridg...
tead of Mamer Omo. The in a way that sh off. You er thought it ll her by her ed her OMO shed your ou were young alled her ...
Tell me how to cherish broken things, so that I can see their unwavering beauty, know the pressed secrets tucked into ripp...
all the way down and across. There is no end to the missing parts of things  lost through the years    open-mouthed devour...
21  I   m wit gma Jorrell Watkins
she tells me about the collards or string beans or taters she prepared for supper she reminds me the same way a body headi...
Song o ally. Yo deodorant is a baaaaad entions, It stank. With all its good int doin none of the work but want all the att...
of the Tro Tro  1 Gabriel Greene  e h t s y a l P n   y o B n a meric  23
   Toxic    charcoal and watercolor     Rose colored family    charcoal and watercolor  24
   Let go    charcoal and watercolor  Alexis White  25
Bio JASON B. CRAWORD is black, bi-poly-queer born in Washington DC, raised in Lansing, MI. In addition to being published ...
os R  MY NGAMIJE is a Rwandan-born Namibian columnist, essayist, short-story writer, poet, photographer, and novelist. His...