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Books Received

This a list of books received at our office; a selection of these titles will be reviewed in one of the future issues of Wasafiri. If you are interested in reviewing one or two of these titles (in 900 - 1200 words), contact the reviews editor. Please mention which title/s you would like to review; also include a recent sample of your writing (preferably a book review), as well as a short CV, your affiliation and contact details.


Contemporary Plays by African American Women: Ten Complete Works
Sandra Adell, ed
Illinois UP


The Little Edges
Fred Moten
Wesleyan University Press, 2015, hb


Selected Poems 1990-2015
Hemant Divate
Poetrywala, 2015, hb


De Book of Mary: A Performance Poem
Pamela Mordecai
Mawenzi House






Oh, Salaam!
Najwa Barakat
Luke Leafgren, trans
Interlink Books, 2015, pb


 flesh, tongue: poems
Yaya Yao
Mawenzi House, 2015



Vasant Abaji Dahake
Poetrywala, 2015


 Gone to Drift
DIana McCaulay
Papillote Press, 2016


The Broken Mirrors/Sinalcol
Elias Khoury
MacLehose Press, 2015, hb


Maninbo: Peace and War
Ko Un

Bloodaxe, 2015, pb


 The Lovers and the Leavers
Abeer Y Hoque
Fourth Estate, 2015


Colin Channer
Peepal Tree, 2015


 Architecture of Flesh
Ra Sh
Poetrywala, 2015


The Book of the Sultan's Seal
Youssef Rheka
Paul Starkey, trans
Interlink, 2015, pb


 Clawing into Water's Skin
MK Ajay
Poetrywala, 2015


 A Stranger in a Strange Land
Judy Croome
Aztar Press, 2015

   East of Suez: Stories of Love, Betrayal and Hauntings from  the Raj
Alice Perrin
Speaking Tiger, 2016

The Glory Gets
Honoree Fanonne Jeffers
Wesleyan University Press, 2015, hb



Cooked Up: Food Fiction From Around the World
New Internationalist, Oxford, 2015, pb

   Broomrider's Book of the Dead
Mukta Sambrani
Paperwall, 2015

 Chronicles of Zauba'ah
Tosin Coker
N9neformation, 2015



   Children's Literature and Storytelling: ALT 33
James Currey, 2015

By Thumb, Hoof and Wheel: Travels in the Global South
Prabhu Ghate
Bloomsbury, 2015


 Blinking in the Light
Louisa Adjoa Parker
Cinnamon Press, 2016


 Abstractionist Aesthetics: Artistic Form and Social Critique in African American Culture
Phillip Brian Harper
NYU, 2016

   The Black Radical Tragic: Performance, Aesthetics, and the Unfinished Haitian Revolution
Jeremy Matthew Glick
NYU, 2016
   Queen of Flowers and Pearls: A Novel
Gabriella Ghermandi
Indiana UP, 2015
   Cosmopolitan Animals
Kaori Nagai et al, ed
Palgrave, 2015

 Desi Girls: Stories by Indian Women Writers Abroad
Divya Mathar
Hope Road, 2015

   Indigeneity, Globalization, and African Literature: Personally Speaking
Tanure Ojaide
Palgrave, 2015

 Being Me by Adele Vialli
Pete Kalu
Hope Road, 2015


Everyday Matters: Selected Letters of Dora Taylor, Bessie Head and Lilian Ngoyi
MJ Daymond, ed
Jacana, 2015




Witch Girl
Tanvir Bush
Modjaji Books, Cape Town, 2015, pb



   Territories of the Soul: Queered Belonging in the Black Diaspora
Nadia Ellis
Duke UP, 2015
Umi Sinha
Myriad Editions, 2015
   Smaller and Smaller Circles
F H Batacan
Soho Crime, 2015
   The Book in Africa: Critical Debates
Caroline Davis and David Johnson, ed
Palgrave, Basingstoke, 2015, hb
   Man Tiger: A Novel
Eka Kurniawan
Verso, 2015
   The Quiet Slave: A History in Eight Episodes
John Mateer
Spaced, 2015

Return to Streets of Eternity
Jan Carew
Smoke Stack Books, 2015

Tiphanie Yanique
Peepal Tree, 2015

The Art of Scratching
Shazea Quraishi
Bloodaxe, Hexam, 2015, pb

  Do Not Enter My Soul in Your Shoes
Natasha Kanapé Fontaine
Mawenzi House, Toronto, 2015, pb

White City
Seb Doubinsky
Bizarro Pulp Press, 2015, pb

  Reworking Postcolonialism: Globalization, Labour and Rights
Pavan Kumar Malreddy et al, ed
Palgrave, Basingstoke, 2015, hb

Hanif Kureishi
Susan Alice Fischer, ed
Bloomsbury, 2015


 Imagining Bombay, London, New York and Beyond: South Asian Diasporic Writing from 1990 to the Present
Maria Ridda
Peter Lang, 2015


What I say: Innovative Poetry by Black Writers in America
Aldon Lynn Nielsen and Lauri Ramey, ed
Alabama UP, 2015

  Zorami: A Redemption Song
Malsawmi Jacob
Morph Books, Bangalore, 2015, pb

Shine: The Visual Economy of Light in African Diaspora Aesthetic Practice
Krista Thompson
Duke UP, London, 2015, pb

   New Postcolonial British Genres: Shifting the Boundaries
Sarah Ilott
Palgrave, 2015

Sabah Carrim
108 Publishing, Kuala Lumpur, 2015, pb

  The Black Coat
Neamat Imam
Periscope, Reading, 2015, pb

Birth of a Bridge
Maylis de Kerangal
Maclehose Press, London, 2015, pb

  After Before
Jemma Wayne
Legend Press, London, 2015, pb

 The Mother
Yvette Edwards
Mantle, 2016


Like A New Sun: New Indigenous Mexican Poetry
Victor Teran and David Shook, ed
Phoneme Media, 2015

   Rethinking African Cultural Production
Frieda Ekotto and Kenneth W Harrow, ed
Indiana UP, 2015


  Vanished: The Mysterious Disappearance of Mustafa Ouda
Ahmed Masoud
Rimal Publications, 2015

Reader for Hire
Raymond Jean
Peirene Press, 2015

  Sykes-Picot: The Legacy: Five Modern Plays by Hannah Khalil, Hassan Abdulrazak and Joshua Hinds
Kenneth Pickering, ed
Arts Canteen, 2015

The Silent Striker
Pete Kalu
Hope Road, 2015

  Black Atlas: Geography and Flow in Nineteenth-Century African American Literature
Judith Madera
Duke UP, 2015

 The Well of Trapped Words
Sema Kaygusuz
Comma Press, 2015

  Sylvia Wynter: On Being Human as Praxis
Katherine McKittrick, ed
Duke UP, 2015

Selected Poems
Corsino Fortes
Island Position, 2015

  Leica Format
Dasa Drndic
MacLehose Press, 2015

Dark Matters: On the Surveillance of Blackness
Simone Browne
Duke UP, 2015

  The Repeating Body: Slavery's Visual Resonance in the Contemporary
kimberly Juanita Brown
Duke UP, 2015

Travels with My Aunts
Bulbul Sharma
Women Unlimited, 2015


The Last Tea
M Athar Tahir
Tanabana Publications, 2015

  Desert Songs of the Night: 1500 Years of Arabic Literature
Suheil Bushrui and James M Malarkey
Saqi, 2015

Closure: Contemporary Black British Short Stories
Jacob Ross, ed
Peepal Tree, 2015



   Last Scene Underground: An Ethnographic Novel
Roxanne Varzi
Stanford UP, 2015
  Global Anglophone Poetry: Literary Form and Social Critique in Walcott, Muldoon, de Kok and Nagra
Omaar Hena
Palgrave, 2015

The Relevance of Islamic Identity in Canada: Culture, Politics and Self
Nurjehan Aziz, ed
Mawenzi House, 2015


Life Lines: Writing Transcultural Adoption
John Mcleod
Bloomsbury, 2015


 Audre Lorde's Transnational Legacies
Stella Bolaki and Sabine Broeck, ed
Massachusets UP, 2015

  The Looking Glass Sisters 
GØhril Gabrielson
Peirene Press, 2015

 Bookmarking the Oasis
K. Srilata
Poetrywala, 2015

  Something Remains
Vishwanath Prasad Tiwari
Paperwall, 2015


  White Hunger
Aki Ollikainen
Peirene Press, 2015

 Worldly Affiliations 
Sonal Khullar
University of California Press, 2015

  Asylum and Exile
The Hidden Voices of London
Seagull Books,2014



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