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.
30 years and beyond ... 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 Wasafiri's 30th anniversary in 2014 we launched a new feature for exclusive fiction online, ran a publishing project with London schools and even took a literary boat trip down the River Thames. To complete our celebrations, we have selected thirty interviews which reflect the breadth of the magazine's publishing history, beginning with Sam Selvon from 1984, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in 2006, Jeet Thayil in 2012 and many more including conversations with Chinua Achebe, Anita Desai, Bernardine Evaristo, Nadine Gordimer, Mohsin Hamid, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Gilian Slovo and Wole Soyinka.
Read an extract from Yvette Edwards' forthcoming novel, The Mother, exclusive to Wasafiri.
Also, the first in our series of shortlisted entries from the 2015 Wasafiri New Writing Prize, 'After the end of England' by Gillian Best, is free to read online.