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Olivia Laing Interview – Refugee Tales II

Olivia Laing is a British writer and cultural critic. She is the author of three books: To the River, The Trip to Echo Spring and The Lonely City. Her tale ‘The Abandoned Person’s Tale’ appears in Refugee Tales: Volume II, which is out now from Comma Press.

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Arundhati Roy

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness – Book Review

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy – Reviewed by Zeba Talkhani The opening chapter of The Ministry of Utmost Happiness asks us to consider where old birds go to die. Soon after, in Arundhati Roy’s trademark lyrical prose, we are introduced to the enigma that is Anjum. The discordance…

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Marta Naigzy Woodward

Tea with Bereket by Marta Naigzy Woodward

Almas’s mother, who’d been dead for nearly two years, had never really panicked for the sake of her daughter’s love life.  She’d always said that Almas would wake up one day and find herself in love. An eternal optimist, and unusually romantic for an Ethiopian of her generation, she believed complet…

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Cheryl Anderson

Round Yard by Cheryl Anderson

Chicken a bawl We used to keep chickens in the backyard. They came to us by way of My Uncle Sam’s Ford Cortina; yellow exterior, black roof and two furry dice hanging from the rear view mirror. Class. We, that is my mother’s extended family and me, all lived in a four-bedroom house on Comerford Road…

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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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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

Rukhsana Yasmin

Rukhsana Yasmin joins Wasafiri

Susheila Nasta and the Wasafiri team are delighted to welcome Rukhsana Yasmin, an outstanding publishing professional who has recently joined us as Deputy Editor.

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