Testimonials

"Callaloo has been an indispensable force in my life ever since its editor, Charles Rowell, published my first book of fiction in 1985."

–Rita Dove
Former Poet Laureate of the USA
University of Virginia

"Callaloo is without a doubt the best interdisciplinary journal devoted to African diasporic studies in existence."

–Houston Baker
University of Pennsylvania

"In 25 years Charles Rowell has made Callaloo into an intellectual and artistic achievement. Devoted primarily to post-colonial and African-American literature and the arts, it has added considerably to our knowledge of these fields. Each number of Callaloo is in its own right designed as a work of art. Callaloo deserves our congratulations and our admiration."

–Ralph Cohen
Editor, New Literary History
University of Virginia

"Without Callaloo the entire landscape of American letters would be immensely impoverished. What higher praise can a journal earn?"

–Ken Wissoker
Editor-in-Chief, Duke University Press

"In this time of need for peace, healing, and intercultural understanding, Callaloo is clearly even more important to our spirit; essential."

–Lucille Clifton
St. Mary's College

"There's no question that no matter which side we fall on, our reading and writing lives have been invaluably enriched by this wonderful journal."

–Edwidge Danticat
Author of Breath, Eyes, Memory and Krik? Krak!

"Callaloo...is no less than a Mother Lode of outstanding Afro-American arts and letters."

–Alex Haley

"Callaloo is, without a doubt, the most elegantly edited journal of African and African-American literature being published today. Its geographical and linguistic range is as impressive as its range of coverage of so very many genres."

–Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

"Callaloo has been an extermely important medium in bringing together voices from all over the African Diaspora for the past twenty-five years. Many of us saw our first bylines in its pages. Others of us have discovered in Callaloo writers and artists whom we might have never come across otherwise. There's no question that no matter which side we fall on, our reading and writing lives have been invaluably enriched by this wonderful journal."

–Edwidge Danticat