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Issue 59, Autumn 2009

Wasafiri 59: Everything to Declare - 25th Anniversary Issue

Wasafiri 59: Everything to Declare - 25th Anniversary Issue

Wasafiri 59

Everything to Declare - 25th Anniversary Issue

Essays by Fred D'Aguiar, Anita Desai, Maya Jaggi and Kamila Shamsie

Fiction by Gita Hariharan, Ngugi wa Thiong'o, Christie Watson and Zoë Wicomb

Poems by Moniza Alvi, Sujata Bhatt, Michael Horovitz, Karen McCarthy and Nii Ayikwei Parkes

Interviews with Chinua Achebe, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Doris Lessing and Ahdaf Soueif

Art Essay on Aubrey Williams



Susheila Nasta
Editorial: Everything to Declare

Simon Gikandi
Fifty Years of Things Fall Apart (1958): An Interview with Chinua Achebe

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o
Buono Sera: How Many Eggs Have You Got Today?

Maya Jaggi
World Literature: Opening the Universe a Little More

Hermione Lee
A Conversation with Doris Lessing

Michael Horovitz
Poem: Extra Time Meltdown

Anita Desai
On Being an Indian Writer Today

Githa Hariharan
Fiction: Crossing Borders

Lawrence Scott
Poems including August at Mayaro

Alex Wheatle
A Conversation with Linton Kwesi Johnson

Fred D’Aguiar
Country Come to Town: A Personal Journey

Moniza Alvi
Poems: Montevideo and The Portrait

Zoë Wicomb
Fiction: In Search of Tommie

Jamal Mahjoub
A Correspondence with Ahdaf Soueif

Sujata Bhatt
Poems: Straight Through the Heart, Gregor’s Sister Speaks, No Tiger is Plain, You Have the Blue, A Word Spoken on Land and Where is Your Silver Dream?

Leon Wainwright
Aubrey Williams: A Painter in the Aftermath of Painting

Memories, Dreams and Reflections: Wasafiri Tales from Around the World
Leila Aboulela, Luis Benítez, Stewart Brown, Jane Bryce, Brian Chikwava, David Dabydeen, Denise deCaires Narain, Robert Fraser, John Haynes, Louis James, Jackie Kay, Bénédict Ledent, Valerie Mason-John, Beverley Naidoo, Suniti Namjoshi, Alastair Niven, Evelyn O’Callaghan, Olive Senior, Miriam Sivan, Saradha Soobrayen, Chika Unigwe, Uzor Maxim Uzoatu, Mukoma Wa Ngugi

Indran Amirthanayagam
Poems: Adopted Cat, Light (Lodhi Gardens), The New Ark and Cricket

Rimi B Chatterjee
Fiction: The Garden of Bombahia

Nii Ayikwei Parkes
Poems: Daybreak at Swanlake, E be so (Red, Accra, 1980), Lapse and Rich Tea

Kamila Shamsie
‘International Writing’: Past, Present and Future Directions

Catherine O’Flynn
Fiction: The Periscope

Karen McCarthy
Poems: An Alchemical Notation and A Late Lunch at the Luxor Hilton

Amara Lakhous
Fiction: Dreaming of Marilyn’s Golden Hair

Christie Watson
Fiction: Basketball Player

Tolu Ogunlesi
Poems: Pilgrim’s Progress and Manifesto
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