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Wasafiri Video Highlights

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'Wasafiri is a wonderful and crucial magazine'
Michael Ondaatje

'Wasafiri is a magazine that explores our shared cultural heritage in its widest sense.
Each issue is a triumphantly global adventure'
Daljit Nagra

'In a world which gives voice only to the few, Wasafiri comes to us like a choir of thousands singing the stories of everywhere'
Aminatta Forna

Welcome to Wasafiri

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.

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Wasafiri New Writing Prize 2015 now open!

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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

Read Cliff Chen's life writing piece 'Far from Home'. Shortlisted for the New Writing Prize 2013. 


Wasafiri 's project with four London schools is reaping results, students have written fiction, poetry, reviews as well as graphic work some of which will be showcased in an exciting special issue to celebrate the 30th anniversary year. Click here to read more from our partner Eastside Educational Trust



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