Ciahnan Darrell

A writer and scholar, Ciahnan Darrell holds Masters degrees from the University of Chicago and Stony Brook University, and a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Buffalo, where his research focused on radicalized and gendered violence in Southern African Literature.

Ciahnan is a contributing editor at Marginalia, where he has written on James Baldwin, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Myronn Hardy, and the United States’ involvement in Guatemala. His short stories have appeared in several journals, most recently in The Columbia Review, and his story ‘What Remains’ was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

His award-winning debut, A Lifetime of Men, was published by Propertius Press in fall of 2020, and followed by his second novel, Blood at the Root, which was released by Atmosphere Press in winter of 2021.