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Wasafiri 17: Focus on Writing in Britain

Focus on Writing in Britain. Interviews with Joan Riley and Shashi Deshpande Poetry by Shanta Acharya, Debjani Chatterjee, Tariq Latif, Tanure Ojaide, Ian Iqbal Rashid, Tariq Latif and Satyendra Srivastava Fiction by Nadeem Aslam...

Issue 17: Spring 1993

Focus on Writing in Britain



Interviews with Joan Riley and Shashi Deshpande

Poetry by Shanta Acharya, Debjani Chatterjee, Tariq Latif, Tanure Ojaide, Ian Iqbal Rashid, Tariq Latif and Satyendra Srivastava

Fiction by Nadeem Aslam, June Henfrey, Minoli Salgado and Jan Shinebourne

Reviews of Romesh Gunesekera's Monkfish Moon, Ousmane Sembene's  Guelwaar, Toni Morrison's Jazz and Meja Mwangi's Striving for the Wind


Contents

Seema Jena
From Victims to Survivors: The Anti-Hero as a Narrative Strategy in Asian Immigrant Writing

Ian Iqbal Rashid
A Pass to India and other poems

Tariq Latif
Poem: Here to Stay

Jane Bryce and Kari Darko
Textual Deviancy and Cultural Syncretism: Romantic Fiction as a Subversive Strain in Black Women’s Writing

Tanure Ojaide
Poem: Lemon Memor

Zhana
Poems: Mother East and From the Warrior

Aamer Hussein
Interviews Joan Riley

Horlene Mowatt
Poem: Who am I?

Shanta Acharya
Poem: Absence

Debjani Chatterjee
Poem: Visiting E M Forster

Satyendra Srivastava
Poems: Hindi-Urdu and The Ticket

Lakshmi Holmström
Interviews Shashi Deshpande

Jan Shinebourne
Fiction: Oh Buddha

Tanure Ojaide
Poem: Reclamation

Minoli Salgado
Fiction: Getting to No

Robert Bush
The National Curriculum and Multicultural Literature

June Henfrey
Fiction: The Canecutter

Nadeem Aslam
Extract from Season of the Rainbirds

Laura Peters
‘The Things You Do Not Know About Me’: The Schizophrenia of the Colonial Experience (A Report on the Tenth Commonwealth Women Writers’ Conference)

Ravinder Kaur
South Asian Films at the London Film Festival

Megan Stern
Making the Old Myth New: The Frontier in The Last of the Mohicans and Dances with Wolves

Phil Okwedy
Guelwaar by Ousmane Sembène

Reviews

Neloufer de Mel
Romesh Gunesekera Monkfish Moon

Rosemary Lucas
Valerie Bloom Duppy Jamboree and other Jamaican Poems

Gina Wisker
Toni Morrison Jazz

Bridget Jones
Simone Schwarz-Bart Between Two Worlds

Anthony Ilona
Olu Oguibe A Gathering of Fear: Poems

Thorunn Lonsdale
Alecia McKenzie Satellite City
Earl McKenzie Two Roads to Mount Joyful

Charles Sarvan
Chenjerai Hove Shadows
Tiyambe Zeleza Smouldering Charcoal

Marjory Caine
Douglas Dunn, ed The Faber Book of the Twentieth-Century Scottish
Alan Riach and Michael Grieve, ed Hugh MacDiarmid: Selected Poetry

Nana Grey-Johnson
Meja Mwangi Striving for the Wind
Ousmane Sembène Niiwan and Taaw

Debjani Chatterjee
Tariq Larif Skimming the Soul

Hena Maes-Jelinek
Alan Riach and Mark Williams, ed The Radical Imagination: Lectures and Talks by Wilson Harris

Jogamaya Bayer
May Opitz, Katharina Oguntoye and Dagmar Schultz, ed Showing our Colours: Afro-German Women Speak Out

Julie Minkler
Anthony Kellman, ed Crossing Water: Contemporary Poetry of the English-speaking Caribbean 
Stewart Brown and Ian McDonald, ed The Heinemann Book of Caribbean Poetry 

Karen King-Aribisala
Margaret Busby, ed Daughters of Africa 

Helen Donlon
Isidore Okpewho Tides

Kristina Masuwa
Marion Molteno A Shield of Coolest Air

Lawrence Scott
Clem Maharaj The Dispossessed
Ian McDonald The Humming-bird Tree

Nigel Rigby
Kathryn Tidrick Empire and the English Character

David Turley
Graeme Rigby The Black Cook’s Historian
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