Mandala Journal is a student-run literary arts journal. It is published online and as a chapbook each spring by the University of Georgia’s Institute for African American Studies.
More than that, for our editorial staff and contributors (and you too, we hope), Mandala is a certain sensibility. We are interested in work which is unpackaged, unsold, and unabstracted, rooted in time, space, and memory. We are interested in work which resists historical and political amnesia, which participates in the business of living, large and small, moving outward in widening circles. This is what we believe art and literature can be. We’ll take our chances.