Carnation is a submission-based zine that publishes art and writing created through a lens of diaspora and displacement by BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of colour). Carnation is co-founded, edited, and designed by Christina Hajjar, Luther Konadu, and Mariana Muñoz Gomez.

Volume 1 (Fall 2018)

  • 5.5×8.5
  • 38 colour pages
  • 17 contributors
  • $5-15 sliding scale (pay what you can)

Jade Morgan
Nada Beydoun
Chukwudubem Ukaigwe
Marsiha Thomas
Nancy Nguyen
Mahlet Cuff
Hassaan Ashraf
assiyah jamilla
Vanessa Godden
Zee Morales
Anahita Jamali Rad
Sarah Hassouneh
Ana Speranza
Mary Hazboun
Ketty Haoling Zhang
Annie Beach
Johanna Toruño

Editor bios

Christina Hajjar is a first-generation Lebanese-Canadian pisces dyke artist, writer, and organizer. Her practice grapples with diaspora, intergenerational inheritance, food culture, and feminism. You can read her “Feeding Diaspora” column at The Uniter or learn more at and @garbagebagprincess.

Luther Konadu is an emerging writer and an image-maker. He’s the managing editor for the online publication Public Parking, a platform for tangential conversations and critical thought.

Mariana Muñoz Gomez is an emerging artist, writer, and curator. Her work is concerned with language, representation, diaspora, displacement and identity within post- and settler colonial contexts. She has worked with many arts organizations in Winnipeg and was a co-founding member of Sappho Zine Collective.


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