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Issue 85

Wasafiri 85

Issue 85: Spring 2016

Fiction by Dike Chukwumerije, Janet Olearski and Janice Soderling

Poems by Richard Georges, Brian Lockett, Nancy Anne Miller, Kynpham Sing Nongkynrih and Andrew Pidoux

Interviews with Mervyn Morris and Zanele Muholi

Essays by Romesh Gunesekera and Wanjiku wa Ngugi

Articles on academic knowledge and not knowing and on Patrick Chamoiseau’s Une Enfance créole

Art Essay on Gerry Judah: Prescient Landscapes and Fragile Architectures

Winners of the Wasafiri New Writing Prize 2015

Reviews of Alain Mabanckou's The Lights of Pointe Noir, Karen McCarthy Woolf's An Aviary of Small Birds, Patience Agbabi's Telling Tales, Kei Miller's The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zion, Sasenarine Persaud's Love in a Time of Technology, Mongane Wally Serote's Rumours, Manav Ratti's The Postsecular Imagination and Desiree Reynolds's Seduce



Susheila Nasta

Dike Chukwumerije
Fiction: Time

Romesh Gunesekera
The Art of the Short Story: A Risky Business

Wanjiku wa Ngugi
Doves and Cowboys: Daughter of a Writer in Exile

Brenda Cooper
‘Eight chickens’ … ‘and then there was this goat’ Academic Knowledge and Not knowing

Janice Soderling
Fiction: Sleep

Íde Corley
An Interview with Zanele Muholi

Nancy Anne Miller

Hadani Ditmas
Gerry Judah: Prescient Landscapes and Fragile Architectures

Kynpham Sing Nongkynrih

Janet Olearski
Fiction: Rainshine

Rupert Arrowsmith

Claire Westall
An Interview with Mervyn Morris

Sara-Louise Cooper
Writing Selves, Written Selves: Spiralling Paths from Past to Present in Patrick Chamoiseau’s Une Enfance creole

Richard Georges

Brian Lockett

Andrew Pidoux

The Winners of the Wasafiri New Writing Prize 2015
Amaal Said
Uschi Gatward
Louise Kennedy
Life Writing


Zoe Norridge
A Igoni Barrett Blackass
Elleke Boehmer Shouting in the Dark
Alain Mabanckou The Lights of Pointe Noir

K Brisley Brennan
Karen McCarthy Woolf An Aviary of Small Birds
Phyllis Shand Allfrey Love for an Island: The Collected Poems of Phyllis Shand Allfrey

Sohini Basak
Patience Agbabi Telling Tales
Kei Miller The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zion

Geoffrey Heptonstall
Arundhathi Subramaniam When God is a Traveller
Sasenarine Persaud Love in a Time of Technology

Moira Richards
Marilyn Hacker and Deema K Shehabi Diasp/Renga
Togara Muzanenhamo Gumiguru

Suvasree Karanjai
Novuyo Rosa Tshuma Shadows
Mongane Wally Serote Rumours

Aatreyee Ghosh
Desiree Reynolds Seduce
Catherine McNamara Pelt and Other Stories

Aditya Misra
Hedy Habra Flying Carpets
Sait Faik Abasiyanik A Useless Man: Selected Stories

Dinesh Kafle
Manav Ratti The Postsecular Imagination

Aurogeeta Das
Om Prakash Dwivedi and Lisa Lau, ed Indian Writing in English and the Global Literary Market

Tamim Sadikali
Blanka Grzegorczyk Discourses of Postcolonialism in Contemporary British Children’s Literature
Michael Perfect Contemporary Fictions of Multiculturalism

Rashi Rohatgi
Isidore Okpewho Blood on the Tides: The Ozidi Saga and Oral Epic Narratology
Xavier Garnier The Swahili Novel: Challenging the Idea of a ‘Minor Literature’

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