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Issue 53

Wasafiri 53

Issue 53: Spring 2008



Interviews with Rasheed Araeen, Vikram Chandra and Olive Senior

Fiction by Mridula Koshy and Lily Mabura

Poems by Iain Britton and Luis Benitez

Articles on the Urdu short story, the economy of survival in Edwidge Danticat’s Breath, Eyes, Memory and the semiotics of the voice in Achmat Dangor's Bitter Fruit

Reviews of Vikram Chandra's Sacred Games, Mervyn Morris's I Been There, Sort Of: New and Selected Poems, Gautam Malkani's Londonstani, Diana Evans's 26a and Ketaki Kushari Dyson's In That Sense You Touched It



 


Contents

Alex Padamsee
Uncertain Partitions: ‘Undecidability’ and the Urdu Short Story

Lily Mabura
Fiction: How Shall We Kill the Bishop?

Hyacinth Simpson
‘The In-Between Worlds of Olive Senior’: An Interview

Luis Benitez
Poems

Daniel Hahn
Translating Chameleons (Giving an African reptile an English voice)

Richard Dyer
Rasheed Araeen in Conversation

Mridula Koshy
Fiction: Romancing the Koodawallah

Semia Harbawi
‘Against All Odds’: The Experience of Trauma and the Economy of Survival in Edwidge Danticat’s Breath, Eyes, Memory

Claire Chambers
Interview with Vikram Chandra

Iain Britton
Poems

Helene Strauss
Listening Otherwise: The Semiotics of the Voice in Achmat Dangor’s Bitter Fruit

Sue Butler
Poems

Gregory Rutledge
Excerpt: ‘A Country Preacher — A Pine Tree with Two Feet? — & the Green Corn Dance(r)’

Imruh Bakari
Obituary: Ousmane Sembene: ‘Father of African Cinema’

Reviews

Richard Dyer
Here From Elsewhere: The Ambit Poetry Series
Satyendra Srivastava Winston Churchill Knew My Mother
Sonja Besford Memories of a Summer in Brist Near Gradac and Other Poems
Liu Hongbin A Day within Days
Nazand Begkhani Bells of Speech

Christine Gomez
Ketaki Kushari Dyson In That Sense You Touched It
Lakshmi Kannan Unquiet Waters

Jeffrey Mather
Glen Hooper, ed Landscape and Empire: 1770 – 2000

Katherine Verhagen
Alison Donnell Twentieth-Century Caribbean Literature: Critical Moments in Anglophone Literary History

Michael Niblett
Bénédict Ledent, ed Bridges Across Chasms
Mervyn Morris I been there, sort of: New and Selected Poems

Jonathan Morley
Martin Carter University of Hunger: Collected Poems and Selected Prose

Florian Stadtler
Vikram Chandra Sacred Games

Chini Cheryl Ugboma
Donna Daley-Clarke Lazy Eye
Diana Evans 26a

Frederick Luis Aldama
Gautam Malkani Londonstani

Sukhdev Sandhu
Nirpal Singh Dhaliwal Tourism
Shiromi Pinto Trussed

Deirdre Osborne
Debbie Tucker Green Trade

 
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