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Issue 113, Spring 2023

Wasafiri 113

Wasafiri 113 remembers author and professor Sara Suleri with touching tributes from Kamila Shamsie, Amina Yaqin, and others. Also featured in the issue are the winners of the 2022 Queen Mary Wasafiri New Writing Prize and the 2022 Essay Prize, interviews with Lorna Goodison, Cristina Rivera Garza, and Sarah Booker, plus our usual range of fiction, life writing, poetry, and reviews.



The Sense of an Ending
Sana Goyal


Remembering Sara Suleri
Kamila Shamsie; Amina Yaqin; Moni Mohsin; Ankhi Mukherjee; and Sarvat Hasin


Dub Poetry and Theatre in Conversation: The Development of a Performance-Driven Aesthetic
Rachel Bolle-Debessay

Literary Prize Cultures: A Fairer Future?
Stevie Marsden

Life Writing

Rebecca Tamás

Salt Prints
Nadine Monem

Uncommon Usage
Claudia Trifia


Radical Gratitude in Poetry: An Interview with Lorna Goodison
Essah Cozett Diaz

Writing with Others: In Conversation with Cristina Rivera Garza and Sarah Booker
Sohini Basak


The Remains of the Day: Re-tracing Archival Art Through Dayanita Singh and Ali Kazim


Cloud Archive
Sylee Gore


I Have Fallen From My Dream of Progress

American Creature
Shereen Akhtar

The Seals at Morte Point
Hannah Roche

Permanence; Buried Cry
Shahilla Shariff

Review Essay

'An Act of Politicised Attention': War and the Writer-Witness
What Have You Left Behind? - Bushra al-Maqtari, trans. by Sawad Hussain
Lucky Breaks - Yevgenia Belorusets, trans. by Eugene Ostashevsky
Five Days Untold - Badr Ahmad, trans. by Christiaan James
Theodora Danek


The Earthspinner Anuradha Roy
Anahit Behrooz

The Haunting of Hajji Hotak and Other Stories Jamil Jan Kochai
Shamima Noor

Out of the Sun: Essays at the Crossroads of Race Esi Edugyan
Translating Myself and Others Jhumpa Lahiri
Franklin Nelson

Aftermath Preti Taneja
Haider Shahbaz

Exhumation: The Life and Death of Madan Lal Dhingra Leena Dhingra
Devindra Kohli

Khamoshi Qudsia Akhtar
Hiding to Nothing Anita Pati
Suna Afshan

The Dragons, the Giant, the Women Wayétu Moore
How Beautiful We Were Imbolo Mbue
Shayera Dark

Our Wives Under the Sea Julia Armfield
there are more things Yara Rodrigues Fowler
Riddhi Dastidar

The Kids Hannah Lowe
Padmaja Battani

Queering the Green: Post-2000 Queer Irish Poetry Paul Maddern, ed
Queer Life, Queer Love Matt Bates, Golnoosh Nour, Sarah Beal, and Kate Beal, eds
Liz Breslin

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