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Issue 31

Wasafiri 31: The Long March - Migrant Writing in Europe

Issue 31: Spring 2000



The Long March: Migrant Writing in Europe



Interviews with Hélène Cixous and Mehdi Charef

Fiction by Assia Djebar

Poetry by Sujata Bhatt

Essays by Leila Aboulela and Jamal Mahjoub

Articles on migrant writing from Europe, Afro-Italian narratives, Aime Cesaire, Everlyn Nicodemus and on Algerian poetry of displacement

Reviews of Uche Nduka's The Bremen Poems, Tahar Ben Jelloun's Dove lo Stato non c’e, Courttia Newland's The Society Within, Alex Wheatle's Brixton Rock and Biyi Bandele's The Street


Contents

Robert Fraser
Editorial: The Long March

Jamal Mahjoub
One in the Garden of Plenty

Sophia Phoca
Interviews Hélène Cixous

Gil Tucker
Sun & Drum Drum and other poems

Sandra Ponzanesi
The Past Holds No Terror? Colonial Memories and of Afro-Italian Narratives

Maria Abbebù Viarengo
Scirscir’n demna

Jamal Mahjoub
Migrant Writing From Europe: A Gallery
Denmark: Munaim Alfaker
Spain: Donato Ndongo, Franciso Zamora Lococh, Justo Bolekiá
Germany: Sujata Bhatt, Parviz Sadighi, Zafer Senocak

Assia Djebar
Extract from Le Blanc d’Algerie

Robert Fraser
The Algerian Poetry of Displacement

Jamal Mahjoub
Interviews Mehdi Charef

Leila Aboulela
Travel is Part of Faith

Jean Khalfa with Jérôme Game
Pustules, Spirals, Volcanoes: Some Images in Aimé Césaire’s Cahier d’un retour au pays natal

Jean Fisher
Everlyn Nicodemus

Uche Nduka
Poem: Aquacade In Amsterdam

Jamal Mahjoub
The Shallow Road to the Deep North: Migrant Writing in Scandanavia

Susheila Nasta
Obituary: Clarissa Luard

Reviews

Adele King
Koffi Kwahulé’s Plays: Bintou, Il nous faut l’Amérique, La dame du café d’en face, Jaz and Fama

Judith Kazantzis
Sujata Bhatt Augatora

Sandra Ponzanesi
Graziella Parati, ed Mediterranean Crossroads: Migration Literature in Italy

Alec G Hargreaves
Azouz Begag  Le Passeport

Juliette Myers
Elaine Savory Jean Rhys

C L Innes
Gayatri C Spivak A Critique of Postcolonial Reason: Toward a History of the Vanishing Present

Marjorie Attignol Salvodon
Leila Sebbar (Dorothy S Blair, trans) Sherazade

John McLeod
Alex Wheatle Brixton Rock

Eric Sellin
Abdelkader Benali (Susan Massotty, trans) Wedding by the Sea

Sophia Phoca
Hélène Cixous Stigmata: Escaping Texts

Mark Stein
Uche Nduka (Maren Hancke, trans) The Bremen Poems

Alessandra Di Maio
Tahar Ben Jelloun Dove lo Stato non c’e
Sirad S Hassan Sette Gocce di Sangue

Lakshmi Holmström
Susan Bassnett and Harish Trivedi, ed Postcolonial Translation: Theory and Practice

Denise Coussy
Véronique Tadjo Champs de Bataille et d’amour

Pietro Deandrea
Courttia Newland Society Within
Biyi Bandele The Street

Witi Ihimaera and Tabish Khair
A Debate

 
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