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Five Minute Interview with Catherine Mee

Catharine Mee grew up in Birkenhead and now lives in Durham. She has an MA in Creative Writing from Lancaster University and a PhD in French and Italian literature. Her stories have been published in Wasafiri, The Salt Anthology of New Writing 2013, Unthology and Prole, as well as online. She won the Wasafiri New Writing competition in 2012.

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Koye Oyedeji

Postscript From The Black Atlantic by Koye Oyedeji

1. IT DIDN’T SEEM TO MATTER THAT THE FIRST GIRL WENT MISSING WHILE HE WAS STILL AT SEA. It was going to take two weeks for the ocean liner to reach the United Kingdom but Lawal hoped that the journey – the time between worlds – would help bridge the divide between homeland and sanctuary, shame and p…

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Jacqueline Crooks

Skinning Up by Jacqueline Crooks

Riley stepped outside the shebeen. Steam was coming off her body. She pulled the grey rabbit-skin jacket around her. Her brown face was bloodless, leeched by the airless underground club. Five o’clock in the morning and she’d had enough of the dub and skanking. “Where yuh goin?” someone from a group…

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LATEST ISSUE

Issue 88: Winter 2016

Fiction by Efemia Chela and Felwine Sarr
Poems by Mervyn Morris, Nick Makoha, Ladan Osman, Daouda Ndiaye, Ola Nwaozuzu-Ekechukwu and Dorothea Smartt
Interviews with Sulaiman Adebowale, Marcelin Volunda Etoa, Elisabeth Daldoul, Marie-Paule Huet, Ali Hussein, Mamadou Aliou Sow and Sarah White
Articles on African publishing in the twenty-first century, a survey of fourteen African publishers, how books matter and publishing for pleasure in Zimbabwe
Art Essay on digital art and the Tunisian Revolution
Reviews of Goh Poh Seng's Tall Tales and MisAdventures of a Young Westernized Gentleman, Anthony Reed's Freedom Time, Chigozie Obioma's The Fisherman, Caryl Phillips's The Lost Child and Sébastien Doubinsky's The Song of Synth

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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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Win an Online Subscription to Wasafiri Magazine

We are giving 10 people a free online subscription to Wasafiri Magazine simply by entering this prize draw: https://wasafiri-100-club.hscampaigns.com/ Winners will be chosen randomly after the closing date of 28 February at 1pm UTC. Terms and conditions can be viewed on the prize draw microsite.

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Welcome Wasafiri Magazine to Goldsmiths

You are invited to an afternoon’s symposium of discussion with leading scholars in the fields of post-war British Black and Asian Literature with readings by leading writers, sponsored by Wasafiri: 3.30pm–5.30pm – Richard Hoggart Building Prof. John McLeod (University of Leeds) Dr. Malachi McIntosh…

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Arifa Akbar

Wasafiri welcomes Arifa Akbar as Deputy Editor

Wasafiri would like to welcome Arifa Akbar as the new Deputy Editor of the magazine. Arifa Akbar is a journalist, literary critic and columnist. She is also the curator of ‘M-Fest’, a Muslim festival of books and ideas launching at King’s Place, London, in September 2017. She is the former literary…

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