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Issue 110, Summer 2022

Wasafiri 110: Afterlives of Indenture

Guest edited by Andil Gosine and Nalini Mohabir, Wasafiri 110: Afterlives of Indenture explores the legacy of indentured workers across the Indo-Caribbean, and the diasporic experience. With fiction from Ingrid Persuad and Stephen Narain, a conversation between Richard Fung and Ramabai Espinet, life writing from Maria del Pilar Kaladeen, and more, Wasafiri 110 is testament to the legacy that indentureship leaves, and the ways in which affected communities process and reclaim their histories.



Afterlives of Indenture Andil Gosine and Nailini Mohabir


From the Edges: Afterlives of Chinese Indenture and Patricia Powell's The Pagoda Tzarina Prater
Im/possibly Black: The Coolie Poetics of Bazodee Andre Basheir

Life Writing

Wrecking Ball: Conversing with Gina Miller Maria del Pilar Kaladeen The Ghosts of Brechin Castle Kevin Jared Hosein


Talking Histories, Making Stories Ramabai Espinet and Richard Fung Gender, Politics, and Labour in the Language of the Cane Fields: An Interview with Basdeo Panday Nalini Mohabir


Kelly Sinnapah Mary's Quarantine Andil Gosine


The Burke Street Chronicles Ingrid Persaud Temple in the Sea Stephen Narain


Uncle Joe; The Mockingbird Sings of Gung-Gung Ann-Margaret Lim Canefield Shivanee Ramlochan Waterloo; Bangladesh Amílcar Sanatan After the Travancore Linzey Corridon A Discontinuous Line Kaie Kellough Small Days (Six Poems): The Age of Reason; The Industrial Revolution; The City-States of the Middle Ages; The Relation of the Greek to His Government; The Dictatorship of the Proletariat; The Desire for Equality Faizal Deen We Shani Mootoo


Review Essay: Memory, Inheritance: Three Recent Works on the Afterlives of Indenture The Deepest Dye: Obeah, Hosay, and Race in the Atlantic World – Aisha Khan Bittersweet – Natasha Ramoutar Women, Gender and the Legacy of Slavery and Indenture – Farzana Gounder, Kalpana Hiralal, Amba Pande, and Maurits S Hassankhan, eds Kaneesha Cherelle Parsard Fragments of Epic Memory – Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Nalini Mohabir Antiman: A Hybrid Memoir – Rajiv Mohabir Andre Bagoo The Undiscovered Country – Andre Bagoo Rajiv Mohabir Inside the Invisible: Memorialising Slavery and Freedom in the Life and Works of Lubaina Himid – Celeste-Marie Bernier, Alan Rice, Lubaina Himid, and Hannah Durkin Sabrina Rahman Liminal Spaces: Migration and Women of the Guyanese Diaspora – Grace Aneiza Ali, ed Celeste Hamilton Dennis On Borders: Territories, Legitimacy, and the Rights of Place – Paulina Ochoa Espejo Olajide Salawu

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