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Issue 60

Wasafiri 60: New Generations - Writing for Children and Young Adults

Issue 60: Winter 2009

New Generations: Writing for Children and Young Adults

Issue 60: Winter 2009

New Generations: Writing for Children and Young Adults

 

Poems by John Agard, Debjani Chatterjee, Jackie Kay and Grace Nicols

Fiction by Ibtisam Barakat, Susmita Bhattacharya and C Y Onyia

I
nterviews with Diane Case and  Jamila Gavin

Articles on contemporary African American children's literature, c
reating books for children in francophone Africa and beyond and stereotyping in children's books

Recollections by Meshak Asare, Deborah Ellis, Mary Hoffman, Catherine Johnson, Elizabeth Laird, Errol Lloyd, Ana Maria Machado, Sumiko Moriuchi, Ifeoma Onyefulu, Bali Rai, Verna Wilkins, Ken Wilson-Max and Benjamin Zephaniah

Reviews of Christine Wilkie-Stibbs's The Outside Child In and Out of the Book, Elizabeth Laird's Lost Riders, Anna Perera's Guantanamo Boy, Naomi Shihab Nye's Honeybee: Poems and Short Prose, Bernard Ashley's Angel Boy and Na'ima B Robert's From Somalia With Love



 


Contents

Beverley Naidoo and Shereen Pandit
Editorial

Rudine Sims Bishop
Contemporary African American Children's Literature: Continuity and Change

Jackie Kay
Poem

Beverley Naidoo
'My Child State': Jamila Gavin in Conversation

Radhika Menon and Sandhya Rao
Text in Context: The Culture and Politics of Stereotyping in Children's Books

Susmita Bhattacharya
Fiction: The Child Goddess

Debjani Chatterjee
Poems

Elsa Marston
Palestinians in Fiction for Young People

Ibtisam Barakat
Fiction: Pierre

Jack Mapanje
Poem

Shereen Pandit
'A Lifetime in Books': Dianne Case in Conversation

Gabisile Lucy Dladla
Poem

Véronique Tadjo
Creating Books for Children in Francophone Africa and Beyond: A Personal Experience

C J Onyia
Fiction: The Tree

When We Were Young: Thirteen Makers of Books for Children Recall their Own Experiences of Entering Stories
Meshak Asare, Deborah Ellis, Mary Hoffman, Catherine Johnson, Elizabeth Laird, Errol Lloyd, Ana Maria Machado, Sumiko Moriuchi, Ifeoma Onyefulu, Bali Rai, Verna Wilkins, Ken Wilson-Max and Benjamin Zephaniah

John Agard
Poems

Grace Nichols
Poems

Reviews

Rosemary Stones
Review Essay: Multicultural Publishing in Britain: How Did it Happen?

Kimberley Reynolds
Clare Bradford, Kerry Mallan, John Stephens and Robyn McCallum, ed Contemporary Children's Literature: Utopian Transformations

Phyllis Ramage
Vivian Yenika-Agbaw Representing Africa: Old and New Ways of Seeing
Karen Sands-O'Connor Soon Come Home to this Island: West Indians in British Children's Literature

Madelyn Travis
Christine Wilkie-Stibbs The Outside Child In and Out of the Book

Alan Gibbons
Elizabeth Laird Lost Riders
Lily Hyde Dreamland
Anna Perera Guantanamo Boy

Valerie Coghlan
Siobhan Dowd Bog Child and Solace of the Road

Geraldine Brennan
Catherine Johnson A Nest of Vipers
Sarah Mussi The Last of the Warrior Kings

Kathleen T Horning
Sherman Alexie The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
An Na The Fold 
Jacqueline Woodson After Tupac and D Foster
Mayra Lazara Dole Down to the Bone

Dianne Hofmeyr
Meshak Asare The Cross Drums
Na'ima B Robert From Somalia With Love
Bernard Ashley Angel Boy
Anthony Robinson and Annemarie Young Gervelie's Journey

Margot Hillel
Shaun Tan The Arrival
Liz Lofthouse Ziba Came on a Boat

Ann Lazim
Twelve Dancing Princesses by the Brothers Grimm, illustrated by Rachel Isadora
Rachel Isadora The Princess and the Pea
The Fisherman and his Wife by the Brothers Grimm, illustrated by Rachel Isadora
Niki Daly Pretty Salma
Patricia Storace Sugar Cane: A Caribbean Rapunzel

Deela Khan
Diana Hendry and Hamish Whyte, ed Poems United: A Commonwealth Anthology
Naomi Shihab Nye Honeybee: Poems and Short Prose

 
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