The objective of Nzuri (meaning Beautiful/ Fine in Swahili) is to promote artistic, creative, and scholarly work consistent with the values and ideals of Umoja community. African American and other writers and artists are urged to submit their best written or artistic work for consideration. Nzuri publishes artwork, essays, interviews, fiction, photography, poetry, and digital storytelling. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to): 

  • Identity
  • Unity
  • Culture
  • the Power of Community
  • Mind, Body, Spirit
  • Compassion
  • Transformation
  • College Student Success
  • Social Justice 
  • African Traditions and Rituals that Strengthen Community
  • Experiences about the African and African American Diasporas

Essays and fictional pieces should be a maximum of 8,000 words. Please see website at

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