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Announcing 1984: The Wasafiri Anthology of New Writing

Thirty-five writers will be given one simple brief: to write a short story, essay or poem inspired by “1984”, the year that Wasafiri magazine was founded, as a place for diverse literary voices from the UK and around the world; and also the title of George Orwell’s dystopian novel.

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Announcing 1984: The Wasafiri Anthology of New Writing

Announcing 1984: The Wasafiri Anthology of New Writing What Wasafiri is doing: Thirty-five writers will be given one simple brief: to write a short story, essay or poem inspired by “1984”, the year that Wasafiri magazine was founded, as a place for diverse literary voices from the UK and around the…

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Sally St Clair

Five Minute Interview with Sally St Clair

Sally St Clair’s stories have been published in Stand and Panurge. Her poems have been published in various anthologies including Beautiful Dragons, and The Raving Beauties Hallelujah for 50ft Women (Bloodaxe). She has had a prize winning poem in the Arvon International Poetry Competition. She has b…

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The Things I Would Tell You

Battleface by Sabrina Mahfouz – An Extract

Camilla (a journalist) and Ablah (a cosmetic doctor specialising in facial rejuvenation) are having an interview chat in a spare room at Ablah’s clinic. Ablah: I’d estimate you’re thirty-three years old, from the depth of the fountain of lines between your eyebrows. You take your job extremely serio…

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Amaal Said

I keep trying to lose my body – Poem by Amaal Said

I keep trying to lose my body I imagine the plates of food left uneaten, placed back on the counter as soon as the kitchen had been emptied. She asked, ‘do you want to die?’ I knew the right answer was ‘no’ but my mouth was too dry. I gifted myself with scales, kept waking up in the night to check i…

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Aria Aber

Five Minute Interview with Aria Aber

Aria Aber was the joint-winner of the Wasafiri New Writing Prize for Poetry 2014. Her winning poem was ‘First Generation Immigrant Child’. She lives in London. — What are you reading right now? Muriel Rukeyser’s The Life of Poetry. Where do you write? Everywhere. I am both a public and private writ…

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