Wasafiri is a literary magazine at the forefront in mapping new landscapes in international literature. Since the early 1980s, it has continued to provide consistent coverage to Britain’s diverse cultural heritage, travel the world via the word and publish the best of tomorrow's writers today.
Wasafiri is 30 this year! When Susheila Nasta started a literary magazine back in 1984 with a small group of like-minded individuals sat around her kitchen table, she couldn't have imagined that thirty years on Wasafiri would be leading the field in contemporary international literature. To mark this special year, we have several exciting things in store - we're launching a new feature for exclusive fiction online, running a publishing project with London schools and even taking a literary boat trip down the River Thames. Join us for all this and more throughout 2014.
Clips from our recent launch event of the special issue, 'The Brazilian Contemporary', can be viewed on Youtube.
Read 'Islam, Masculinity and the Crisis of Conversion in Lee Kok Liang's ‘Ibrahim Something’ by Andrew Hock Soon Ng, from issue 61, 2010, part of Routledge's free access collection on the theme of masculinity in literature.
The latest shortlisted entry from the 2014 Wasafiri New Writing Prize, 'How to make Pan Catalan' by Mark Fiddes, is now available.
Wasafiri New Writing Prize 2015 now open! Your chance to win £300 and have your writing published in the magazine!
Wasafiri's blogger Emmanuel Iduma speaks to author of Migritude, Shailja Patel ...
Read Selma Dabbagh's review of A God in Every Stone by Kamila Shamsie. Click here
Podcast of Palestinian Voices and Stories, the launch event for Wasafiri 80: Beautiful Resistance, guest edited by Rachel Holmes and Biography, edited by Cynthia Franklin. With readings from Selma Debbagh and Rima Najjar.