FEATURED ARTICLE

A Pair of Silk Stockings by Helen de Burca

Helen de Búrca was born in Ireland and lives in Geneva, Switzerland. Her prize-winning stories have been published in The Irish Literary Review, the Sunday Business Post, the Nivalis 2016 anthology, the Aesthetica Creative Writing Anthology 2017, the Lakeview International Journal of Literature and the Arts, and Bare Fiction Magazine. ‘A Pair of Silk Stockings’ was shortisted for the Wasafiri New Writing Prize 2016.

READ MORE

FEATURES

Olivia Laing

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. Tell us a little about how you became invo…

READ MORE
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…

READ MORE
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…

READ MORE

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

READ MORE FULL CONTENTS ORDER
View basket “Wasafiri Issue 88” has been added to your basket.

About us

Wasafiri encourages readers and writers to travel the world via the word. For over three decades, we have created a dynamic platform for mapping new landscapes in contemporary international writing featuring a diverse range of voices from across the UK and beyond.

FIND OUT MORE

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.

FIND OUT MORE

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.

READ MORE