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Issue 54

Wasafiri 54

Issue 54: Summer 2008

Interviews with Mohsin Hamid and Ben Okri

Poems by Chris Beckett, Siobhán Campbell and Jeet Thayil

Fiction by Ginny Baily and Mukoma wa Ngugi

Art Essay: Kininjku Bark Painting and Sculpture

Articles on Yvonne Vera, models of renewal in Ben Okri's Starbook, and on Lusopone literatures

Reviews of Ayaan Hirsi Ali's Infidel, Joan Anim-Addo's Janie Cricketing Lady with Carnival and Hurricane Poems, Kaiser Haq's Published in the Streets of Dhaka: Collected Poems 1966-2006, Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze's The Fifth Figure and Alternatives Within the Mainstream: British Black and Asian Theatres edited by Dimple Goodiwala



Charles Larson
Yvonne Vera: Sorting it Out

Khaled Mattawa

Sabyn Javeri-Jillani
Fiction: The Bride

Nana Yaa Mensah
Interview with Ben Okri

Maurice O’Connor
A Journey Towards Stillness: Modes of Renewal in Ben Okri’s Starbook

Jeet Thayil

Ginny Baily
Fiction: Junction

Luke Taylor
Art Essay: Inspired by Country: Kininjku Bark Painting and Sculpture

Amina Yaqin
Interview with Mohsin Hamid

Bruce Woodcock
Small Island, Crossing Cultures

Chris Beckett

Mukoma Wa Ngugi
Fiction: How Kamau wa Mwangi Escaped Into Exile

Siobhán Campbell

Joana Passos
Lusophone Literatures: Tales from Cape Verde and Mozambican Memories of the Apocalpyse


Justin D Edwards
Michelle Keown Postcolonial Pacific Writing: Representations of the Body
Carole Boyce Davies et al, ed Decolonizing the Academy: African Diaspora Studies

Sara Wajid
Ayaan Hirsi Ali Infidel

Liselotte Glage
Elaine Yee Lin Ho Anita Desai
Amrita Bhalla Shashi Despande

Ian Foakes
Kaiser Haq Published In the Streets Of Dhaka: Collected Poems 1966 -2006

Shanta Acharya
Keki N Daruwalla Collected Poems: 1970-2005

K McIntyre-Bhatty
Joan Anim-Addo Janie Cricketing Lady with Carnival and Hurricane Poems

Opal Palmer Adisa
Marcia Douglas Notes from a Writer’s Book of Cures and Spells

Kanika Batra
Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze The Fifth Figure
Dimple Godiwala, ed Alternatives Within the Mainstream: British Black and Asian Theatres

Frederick Luis Aldama
Simone Lazaroo The Travel Writer

Manjit Kaur Handa
Chandra Prasad, ed Mixed: An Anthology of Short Fiction on Multiracial Experience

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