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The Complaint – A Short Story by Lainy Malkani

‘The Complaint’ appears in Sugar, Sugar: Bitter-sweet Tales of Indian Migrant Workers by Lainy Malkani, which is published by Hope Road Publishing. Sugar Sugar is a contemporary collection of  short stories based on facts which reveals a rich and culturally diverse history behind India’s migrant workers and one of the most abundant and controversial commodities in the world.

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FEATURES

Jill Widner

Dreaming in Latin by Jill Widner

Dreaming in Latin I feel as though I’ve been awake for hours or that I haven’t slept at all. But I must have. I was thinking of what you told me once about the solar plexus. The way it looks something like a dense spider web stuck onto the front of the aorta, but thick, as if years and years of spid…

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Rishi Dastidar

Ticker-Tape by Rishi Dastidar Review

Ticker-Tape by Rishi Dastidar reviewed by Dzifa Benson On first encountering the idiosyncratic titles of poems on the index page of Ticker-tape (such as –  ‘Deconstructing an attempted date with Miss Pacific Standard Time’, ‘Joystick Valhalla’, ‘All the laurels in the world, and you give me these?’,…

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Ola Awonubi

Five Minute Interview with Ola Awonubi

Ola Awonubi studied for an MA in Creative writing and Imaginative Practice at the University of East London and in 2008 her short story The Pink House, won first prize in the National words of colour competition. This was followed by another story – The Go-Slow Journey, winning the first prize in th…

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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

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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The Things I Would Tell You

‘Battleface’ by Sabrina Mahfouz

To celebrate the launch of The Things I Would Tell You (Saqi Books) we have an exclusive extract from the short play ‘Battleface’ by Sabrina Mahfouz. Sabrina Mahfouz is a British Egyptian playwright, poet and screenwriter. She was awarded the 2014 Fringe First Award for her play Chef and her first p…

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