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Issue 30

Wasafiri 30: Mauritian Writing in English

Issue 30: Autumn 1999



Mauritian Writing in English



Interview with Amit Chaudhuri

Fiction by Lindsey Collen and Ron Ramdin

Poems by Martin Bennett, Darius Cooper, Anand Sawant Mulloo and Elaine Savory

Essay by Tabish Khair

Articles on the death of theory, Franzt Fanon and a survey of Mauritian writing in English

Reviews of Aamer Hussein's This Other Salt, Oonya Kempadoo's Buxton Spice Mervyn Morris's ‘Is English We Speaking’: And Other Essays, Jack Mapanje's Skipping Without Ropes and Derek Walcott's What the Twilight Says: Essays



 


Contents

Susheila Nasta
Editorial

Tabish Khair
Why Postcolonialism Hates Revolutions

Robert Fraser
The Death of Theory: A Report From the Web

Darius Cooper
Poems: Monumental and Intimate Spaces and Trench Warfare

Elaine Savory
Poem: Cape Coast Castle, October 14, 1838: Letitia Elizabeth Langdon

Martin Bennett
Fiction: Triptych

Mauritian Writing in English

Nandini Bhautoo-Dewnarain
Mauritian Writing in English: A Survey

Anand Sawant Mulloo
Poem: Hurricane

Lindsey Collen
Extract from There is a Tide

Shawkat M Toorawa
‘Strange Bedfellows’? Mauritian Writers and Shakespeare

Shakuntala Hawoldar
Poem: I have seen strange things

Azize Asgarally
Fiction: The Pigeon and the Fish

Roger Moss
The Month the Music Died: A Visitor’s Diary: February 1999

Farhad Khoyratty
Poem: Sanam’s Pot

Dev Virahsawmy
Poem: Ozymandias

Meera V Pillay
Fiction: Homeward Bound

Fernando Galván
Interviews Amit Chaudhuri

Kaveri Woodward
Letters From Home

Ali A Abdi
Frantz Fanon and Postcolonial Realities: A Temporal Perspective

Martin Bennett
Passenger and other poems

Ron Ramdin
Extract from Rama’s Voyage

Reviews

Ian Tromp
Yusef Komunyakaa Neon Vernacular: New and Selected Poems
Yusef Komunyakaa Thieves of Paradise

Felicity Hand
M Keith Booker The African Novel in English: An Introduction
Derek Wright, ed Contemporary African Fiction

Firdous Azim
Aamer Hussein This Other Salt: Stories

Bruce King
David Dabydeen A Harlot’s Progress

Bev Braune
Mervyn Morris ‘Is English We Speaking’: And Other Essays
Jack Mapanje Skipping Without Ropes

Robyn Sassen
William Kentridge: A South African in Black and White

Carl A Wade
Louis J Parascandola, ed ‘Winds Can Wake Up The Dead’: An Eric Walrond Reader

C L Innes
Ezenwa-Ohaeto Chinua Achebe: A Biography

Jane Bryce
Oonya Kempadoo Buxton Spice
Shani Mootoo Cereus Blooms At Night

Claudia Wilholt
Kenneth C Kaleta Hanif Kureishi: Postcolonial Storyteller

Bart Moore-Gilbert
Tracy Mishkin The Harlem and Irish Renaissances: Language, Identity, and Representation

Ian Tromp
Derek Walcott What the Twilight Says: Essays

Ashok Bery
Joyoti Grech Travelling Home
Bashabi Fraser Life
Arvind Krishna Mehrotra The Transfiguring Process

Coomi S Vevaina
Nilufer E Bharucha and Vrinda Naber, ed Mapping Cultural Spaces: Postcolonial Indian Literature in English

 
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