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Issue 61

Wasafiri 61

Issue 61: Spring 2010


Fiction by Mark Czanik, Nadine Gordimer and Obi Nwakanma

Poems by Jerome Branche, John Mateer and Monica Mody

Life Writing by Xu Xi

Interviews with Jackee Budesta Batanda,
Sunil Gangopadhyay, Michael Moorcock and K Satchidanandan

Articles on t
eaching September 11 in the classroom, African identity in Moroccan music and Islam and masculinity in Lee Kok Liang's fiction

Art essay on
'Tracey Emin' as Sign

Winners of the Wasafiri New Writing Prize 2009

Reviews of Biyi Bandele's Burma Boy, Uzodinma Iweala's Beasts of No Nation, Daljit Nagra's Look We Have Coming to Dover!, Brian Chikwava's Harare North and Lauren Beukes's Moxyland


Nadine Gordimer
Fiction: No Time Like the Present

Amitava Kumar
Teaching September 11 in the Classroom

Sébastien Doubinsky
An Interview with Michael Moorcock

John Mateer

Xu Xi
Life Writing: Maternity Leave

The Winners of the Wasafiri New Writing Prize 2009
Poem by Rowyda Amin
Fiction by Ola Awonubi
Life Writing by Bart Moore-Gilbert

Alexandra M Kokoli
On Probation: 'Tracey Emin' as Sign

Ziad Bentahar
The Visibility of African Identity in Moroccan Music: From Gnawa to Ghiwane and Back

Ashok Bery
Sunil Gangopadhyay and K Satchidanandan in Conversation

Monica Mody

Mark Czanik
Fiction: Mr Polanski

Andrew Hock Soon Ng
Islam, Masculinity and the Crisis of Conversion in Lee Kok Liang's 'Ibrahim Something'

Doreen Strauhs
'Guys, we are really not like this!': Jackee Budesta Batanda in Conversation

Obi Nwakanma
Fiction: The Image Maker

Jerome Branche


Tolu Ogunlesi
Uzodinma Iweala Beasts of No Nation
Chris Abani Song For Night
Biyi Bandele Burma Boy
Ahmadou Kourouma Allah Is Not Obliged

Véronique Bragard
David Dabydeen, Jonathan Morley, Brinsley Samaroo, Amar Wahab and Brigid Wells, eds The First Crossing: Being the Diary of Theophilus Richmond, Ship's Surgeon Aboard the Hesperus, 1837-8

Ian Dieffenthaller
Stewart Brown Tourist, Traveller, Troublemaker: Essays on Poetry

Sarah Brouillette
Daljit Nagra Look We Have Coming to Dover!

Jason Ranon Uri Rotstein
Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon Open Interval
Toh Hsein Min Means to an End

Florian Stadtler
Salman Rushdie The Enchantress of Florence
Manil Suri The Age of Shiva

Sean Christie
Brian Chikwava Harare North
Chika Unigwe On Black Sisters' Street

Lizzy Attree
Lauren Beukes Moxyland

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