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Issue 72, Winter 2012

Wasafiri 72: Global Youth Cultures

Fiction and Drama by Omar El-Khairy and Sharanya Manivannan

Poems by Joshua, Bennett, Ahmed, Haddad, Meena Kandasamy, Kosal Khiev, Sharanya Manivannan, Avaes Mohammad and Rafeef Ziadah

Interviews with Omar Robert Hamilton, Gautam Malkani and Gabriel Teodros

Art Essay on revolutionary graffiti in Tunisia

Articles on the depiction of Suburban 'Asian London' in popular youth culture, the BNP, Question Time and the structure of fascist rhetoric, Haitian American Youth in Danticat's Behind the Mountains and Breath, Eyes, Memory and blogging the UK: youth of the Middle East visit Britain

Reviews of Mischa Hiller's Shake Off, Selma Dabbagh's Out of It, Hisham Matar's Anatomy of Disappearance, Sasenarine Persaud's Lantana Strangling Ixora, Esi Edugyan's Half Blood Blues and Michael Ondaatje's The Cat's Table



 



 


Contents

Blake Brandes and Caroline Rooney
Editorial

Rupa Haq
Darkness on the Edge of Town: Depictions of Suburban 'Asian London' in Popular Youth Culture

Avaes Mohammad
Poem

Blake Brandes
'Our lives are constructed with symbols': An Interview with Gautam Malkani

Jonathan L Cranfield
Cultures of Aversion: The BNP, Question Time and the Structure of Facist Rhetoric

Jo Collins
Novels of transformation and transplantation: The Postcolonial Bidungsroman and Haitian American Youth in Danticat's Behind the Mountains and Breath, Eyes, Memory

Babita Thannoo
Rap Music in Mauritius: Forging 'Connective Marginalities' and Resistance

Ahmed Haddad
Poems

Walid El Hamamsy
Shooting Under Fire: Filmmaking and the Aesthetics of Resistance: An Interview with Omar Robert Hamilton

Rafeef Ziadah
Poems

Pascale Bou Rached and Leen Khaddour
Blogging the UK: Youth of the Middle East Visit Britain

Kosal Khiev
Poems

Joshua Bennett
Poems

Blake Brandes
'Because we can win, and change is inevitable': An Interview with Gabriel Teodros

Sharanya Manivannan
Fiction: In Asterisks, For Action

Sharanya Manivannan
Poem

Dounia Georgeon
Revolutionary Graffiti: Street art and revolution in Tunisia

Omar El-Khairy
Drama: An Excerpt from Sour Lips

Meena Kandasamy
Poems

Tinashe Mushakavanhu
Anarchies of the Mind: An Imaginary Conversation Bewteen Two Writers

Reviews

Caroline Rooney
Review Essay: World Intifada
Mischa Hiller Shake Off
Selma Dabbagh Out of It

Tendai Huchu
Review Interview: Tenashe Mushakavanhu and David Nettleingham, ed State of the Nation: Contemporary Zimbabwean Poetry

Rita Sakr
Hisham Matar In the Country of Men
Hisham Matar Anatomy of Disappearance

Florian Stadtler
Roshi Fernando Homesick
Nikesh Shukla Coconut Unlimited

Nauman Khalid
H M Naqvi Home Boy

Rashi Rohatgi
Kavita Bhanot, ed Too Asian, Not Asian Enough
Rita Christian and Judith Misrahi-Barak, ed India and the Diasporic Imagination/L'Inde et l'imagination diasporique

Richard Lightman
Anjali Gera Roy Bhangra Moves: From Ludhiana to London and Beyond

Lyn Innes
Kate Adams The Cheering Rain
Jackie Kay and Kachi A Ozumba, ed Crossing the Lines: New Writing by International Students

Lynne Macedo
Sasenarine Persaud Lantana Strangling Ixora

Rachel Bower
Michael Ondaatje The Cat's Table

James Hodapp
Joseph Conrad Heart of Darkness: A Graphic Novel adapted by David Zane Mairowitz and illustrated by Catherine Anyango
Trevor R Getz and Liz Clarke Abina and the Important Men: A Graphic History

Emma Cleary
Esi Edugyan Half Blood Blues
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