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Issue 47

Wasafiri 47

Issue 47: Spring 2006



Interviews with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Helen Oyeyemi and Nayantara Sahgal

Fiction by Sampurna Chatterji, Erica Johnson Debeljak and Victor Ehikhamenor

Poems
by Diana Bridge, John Haynes and Lou Smith

Art Essay on contemporary art criticism and African cultural production

Articles 0n colonial modernist texts, Indian nationalism in Raja Rao's texts, Alexander McCall Smith's Mma Ramotswe novels and Salman Rushdie's The Ground Beneath Her Feat

Reviews of Caryl Phillips's Dancing in the Dark, Walter Mosley's A Red Death, N D Williams's Julie Mango, Smita Agarwal's Wish-granting Words, Bashabi Fraser's Tartan & Turban and Kwame Anthony Appiah's The Ethics of Identity 



 


Contents

Amardeep Singh
The Lifting and the Lifted: Prefaces to Colonial Modernist Texts

Diana Bridge
The gopuram and other poems

Erica Johnson Debeljak
Fiction: She’s a Little Bit Unsure About the Formation of Clouds

Stefano Mercanti
Over the Barricades of Indian Nationalism in Raja Rao’s Short Stories

John Haynes
Poem: From YOU for Afiniki Kyari

Shirley Chew
Interviews Nayantara Sahgal

Sampurna Chattarji
Fiction: The Saint Who Resurrected a Goat

Sara Upstone
The Fulcrum of Instability: Salman Rushdie’s The Ground Beneath Her Feet and the Postcolonial Traveller

Anthony Downey
Art: Critical Imperatives: Notes on Contemporary Art Criticism and African Cultural Production

Lou Smith
Poems: Voyage Through the Grey and Exile

Aminatta Forna
Interviews Helen Oyeyemi and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Victor Ehikhamenor
Fiction: Who Will Bury the Dead?

Christine Matzke
‘A good Woman in a good country’ or the Essence is in the Pumpkin: Alexander McCall Smith’s Mma Ramotswe Novels as a Case of Postcolonial Nostalgia

Reviews

Anthony Ilona
Caryl Phillips A Distant Shore
Caryl Phillips Dancing in the Dark

Suman Gupta
Kwame Anthony Appiah The Ethics of Identity

Hena Maes-Jelinek
Judith Misrahi-Barak Revisiting Slave Narratives

Ursula Kluwick
Elsa Linguanti and Viktoria Tchernichova, ed The Great Art of Making Real: Salman Rushdie’s The Ground Beneath Her Feet
Maggie Bowers Magic(al) Realism

Florian Stadtler
Salman Rushdie Shalimar the Clown

Tabish Khair
Walter Mosley A Red Death
Walter Mosley The Man in My Basement

Michael Niblett
Phyllis Shand Allfrey It All Falls Into Place by
N D Williams Julie Mango

Shirley Hughes
Leila Aboulela Minaret

Devon Campbell-Hall
Shanta Acharya Looking In, Looking Out
Smita Agarwal Wish-granting Words
Bashabi Fraser Tartan & Turban

Sarah Campbell
Cornelia Sorabji India Calling
Antoinette Burton Dwelling in the Archive: Women Writing House, Home and History in Late Colonial India
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