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Issue 75

Wasafiri 75

Issue 75: Autumn 2013

Fiction by A M Bakalar, Alex Hijmans, Catherine McNamara, Minoli Salgado and K Srilata

Poems by Fiona Gell, Jack Little, Vladimir Lucien, Jamila Osman, Swati Rana and Warsan Shire

Interviews with Hari Kunzru and Chika Unigwe

Essays by Pauline Melville and Ngugi wa Thiong'o

Articles on reflections on Sierra Leone, a half century on and the defection of North Korea's former poet laureate

Art Essay on Stephanie Syjuco 'Blows Up': The Black Market Series

Reviews of Ibne Safi's The Laughing Corpse and Dr Dread, Adil Jussawalla's Trying to Say Goodbye, Karen Press's Slowly, As If, Tishani Doshi's Everything Begins Elsewhere, Denis Hirson's The Dancing and the Death on Lemon Street and Christopher Merrill's The Tree of the Doves: Ceremony, Expedition, War




Susheila Nasta

Ngugi wa Thiong'o
Mazrui and Achebe: The artist and the political scientist

Warsan Shire

Pauline Melville
Guyanese Literature, Magic Realism and the South American Connection

Vladimir Lucien

Alex Hijmans
Fiction: The Pecking Order

Max Haiven
An Interview with Hari Kunzru: Networks, Capital and the Fate of the Novel

Fiona Gell

A M  Bakalar
Fiction: Whatever makes you sleep at night

Jack Little

George Tregson Roberts
Escaping Soupsweet Land: A Reflection on Sierra Leone, a half century on

Catherine McNamara
Fiction: Infection

Jamila Osman

Daria Tunca, Vicki Mortimer and Emmanuelle Del Calzo
An Interview with Chika Unigwe

Minoli Salgado
Fiction: Breaking News

Swati Rana

K Srilata
Fiction: These Things Happen If You Don't Watch It

Shirley Lee
Crossing the Border: The defection of North Korea's former poet laureate


Alex Tickell
Review Essay: 'Elementary, My dear Hameed': Postcolonial Crime Fiction
Nels Pearson and Marc Singer, ed Detective Fiction in a Postcolonial and Transnational World
Ibne Safi The Laughing Corpse
Ibne Safi Dr Dread
M C Dutton The Singhing Detective

Nauman Khalid
Jamil Ahmad The Wandering Falcon
Shehan Karunatilaka Chinaman: The Legend of Pradeep Mathew

Roomy Naqvy
Sudeep Sen The HarperCollins Book of English Poetry
Neil Astley and Anna Selby, ed The World Record: International Voices from Southbank Centre's Poetry Parnassus

Emma Bird
Adil Jussawalla Trying to Say Goodbye
Anand Thakore Elephant Bathing

Lydia Beyoud
Tahar Ben Jelloun A Palace in the Old Village
Richard Hamilton The Last Storytellers: Tales from the Heart of Morocco

Ruth Fainlight
Razia Sultanova From Shamanism to Sufism: Women, Islam and Culture in Central Asia

Rowyda Amin
Karen Press Slowly, As If
Tishani Doshi Everything Begins Elsewhere

Jessica Copley
James Kilgore Freedom Never Rests
Denis Hirson The Dancing and the Death on Lemon Street

Bina Shah
Christopher Merrill The Tree of the Doves: Ceremony, Expedition, War

Shiva Rahbaran
Laleh Khadivi The Walking

Madhu Krishnan
Susan Z Andrade The Nation Writ Small: African Fictions and Feminisms, 1958-1988
Ania Loomba and Ritty A Lukose, ed South Asian Feminisms

Peter Leman
Miriam B Mandel, ed Hemmingway and Africa
Nabasuta Mugambi and Tuzyline Jita Allan, ed Masculinities in African Literary and Cultural Texts

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