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An Interview with Lesley Nneka Arimah – Caine Prize Shortlist

Lesley Nneka Arimah (Nigeria) is shortlisted for The Caine Prize for ‘Who Will Greet You At Home’ published in The New Yorker (USA. 2015). She is the author of What It Means When A Man Falls from the Sky, a collection of stories published by Riverhead Books (US) and Tinder Press (UK), 2017. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s, Per Contra and other publications. Lesley was shortlisted for the Caine Prize for African Writing in 2016 and was a participant in the Caine Prize 2017 workshop in Tanzania.

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FEATURES

Zillah Bowes

Dogs Who Like Fish by Zillah Bowes

Dogs Who Like Fish The football field in Siolim’s still green, hopeful after yesterday’s monsoon rain. Only the dogs are out, sleeping sideways as if fallen in constellation from the sky like storm drops. They jump up at sharp sunfall, shake their tan coats of dun sand, chase together after white bu…

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Bushra al-Fadil

An Interview with Bushra al-Fadil – Caine Prize Shortlist

An Interview with Bushra al-Fadil – Caine Prize Shortlist Bushra al-Fadil (Sudan) is shortlisted for The Caine Prize for ‘The Story of the Girl whose Birds Flew Away’ translated by Max Shmookler with support from Najlaa Osman Eltom, published in The Book of Khartoum – A City in Short Fiction edited…

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Ioanna Mavrou

Things Lost by Ioanna Mavrou

Things Lost by Ioanna Mavrou Things Lost, a preliminary report, scribbled on the margins of a Cyprus Airways magazine page I should remember to tear off before landing: Ten dollars on a book I don’t feel like reading at all, not just on the plane, but possibly ever in my entire life. A meal (twenty…

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LATEST ISSUE

Issue 90: Summer 2017

Fiction by Kimberly Blaeser and Eric Gansworth
Poems by Heid E Erdrich, Joan Kane, Craig Santos Perez, James Thomas Stevens
Interviews with James Mackay and Jeremy Carnes
Articles on Anishinaabeskinuk: Writing Over Skins, ‘We aren’t like dogs:’ Battling Blood Quantum, and Literary Activism and Violence against Native North American Women
Art Essay on Places to Stand: Art after the American Indian Movement
Reviews of Louise Erdrich's LaRose, Orlando White's LETTERRS, Joy Harjo's Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings, Deborah L Madsen's, ed The Routledge Companion to Native American Literature, Billy J Stratton's, ed Stories of Native Presence and Survivance in Commemoration of the 151st Anniversary of the Sand Creek Massacre

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Wasafiri encourages readers and writers to travel the world via the word. For over three decades, we have created a dynamic platform for mapping new landscapes in contemporary international writing featuring a diverse range of voices from across the UK and beyond.

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New Writing Prize

The Wasafiri New Writing Prize 2017 is now open for entries in poetry, fiction and life writing. £300 will be awarded to the winner of each category and the work will be published in the magazine.

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NEWS & EVENTS

Radical Bookfair

London Radical Bookfair 2017

Wasafiri Magazine will be on sale at this year’s London Radical Bookfair courtesy of The Word Bookshop. Radical booksellers, publishers, artists and activists of all stripes are setting up in the Great Hall at Goldsmiths University to host the 5th London Radical Bookfair.  With over 130 exhibitors a…

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Muslim Writers event

Highlights from Muslim Writers Event

On Thursday 13 April 2017 we held readings and a panel discussion with Amaal Said, Ayisha Malik and Sabrina Mahfouz, which was chaired by Wasafiri Deputy Editor Arifa Akbar. Here are some highlights from the panel discussion.

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