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Brotha Vegan Book: A Call for Papers

On the 10-year anniversary of the publication of Sistah Vegan, Dr. A Breeze Harper and Lantern Books have chosen Black VegFest founder and author Omowale Adewale as the editor to its companion, Brotha Vegan . Lantern editor-in-chief Martin Rowe writes: “Sistah Vegan was a landmark publication for us, and we see Brotha Vegan in the same light. Omowale’s stature and breadth of interests within the vegan community are well known, and we’re thrilled that he and Breeze are spearheading this project.”

“Omowale was able to orchestrate and bring together thousands of Black vegans and allies to his groundbreaking event in 2018, Black VegFest in New York City. It only seems like a natural fit for him to do the same, with the companion volume, Brotha Vegan. I have confidence that Adewale can bring a rich tapestry of perspectives from men within the global Black vegan community ,” said Dr. Harper.

Brotha Vegan will feature Black men delving into vegan intersectionality during this bizarre and hostile political climate, while also examining the “wokeness” of the Black community. “I feel deeply honored to follow up Breeze’s work with honesty, integrity, and keen insight. This feels right and timely. My hope is to center the conversation around veganism and the need for a more radical movement,” said Omowale.

Brotha Veganis requesting critical essays, short stories, poems, research papers, and play scripts from Black vegan men. Writings may explore transformative radical change that intersects veganism. Topics may include a wide-range of discussions about Black Africa, fatherhood, politics, battling illness, popular culture, spirituality, and love. Brotha Veganis intended to allow Black vegan men a space to speak to the world without being held to society’s traditional narratives of sex and gender identity.

Please send all submissions to All works are limited to 3,000 words. Submissions will be reviewed within 6–8 weeks. Please note that only selected works are guaranteed a response. If you are selected, you will be offered $200 for your work. All inquiries and correspondence will be handled by email. The submission deadline is 5:00PM on Friday May 3, 2019.

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