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Dogs Who Like Fish by Zillah Bowes

Zillah Bowes is a writer and filmmaker. Her poems have been published in magazines and anthologies including Mslexia, The Next Review and Tate Modern.  She received a New Writer’s Award from Literature Wales in 2014 and a Creative Wales Award from the Arts Council of Wales in 2017. She was selected for the Writers at Work programme at Hay Festival in 2016/17.

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Zillah Bowes

Dogs Who Like Fish by Zillah Bowes

Dogs Who Like Fish The football field in Siolim’s still green, hopeful after yesterday’s monsoon rain. Only the dogs are out, sleeping sideways as if fallen in constellation from the sky like storm drops. They jump up at sharp sunfall, shake their tan coats of dun sand, chase together after white bu…

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Bushra al-Fadil

An Interview with Bushra al-Fadil – Caine Prize Shortlist

An Interview with Bushra al-Fadil – Caine Prize Shortlist Bushra al-Fadil (Sudan) is shortlisted for The Caine Prize for ‘The Story of the Girl whose Birds Flew Away’ translated by Max Shmookler with support from Najlaa Osman Eltom, published in The Book of Khartoum – A City in Short Fiction edited…

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Ioanna Mavrou

Things Lost by Ioanna Mavrou

Things Lost by Ioanna Mavrou Things Lost, a preliminary report, scribbled on the margins of a Cyprus Airways magazine page I should remember to tear off before landing: Ten dollars on a book I don’t feel like reading at all, not just on the plane, but possibly ever in my entire life. A meal (twenty…

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Arinze Ifeakandu

An Interview with Arinze Ifeakandu – Caine Prize Shortlist

Arinze Ifeakandu (Nigeria) is shortlisted for The Caine Prize for ‘God’s Children Are Little Broken Things’ published in A Public Space 24 (A Public Space Literary Projects, Inc., USA. 2016). Arinze was the editor of The Muse (No. 44) at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka where he studied English and…

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Dark Chapter

Dark Chapter by Winnie M Li – Book Review

Dark Chapter by Winnie M Li reviewed by Jo Bedingfield Winnie M Li’s impressive debut novel Dark Chapter takes an unflinching look at rape through the experience of a young American-Taiwanese woman who is brutally attacked by a teenage boy while hiking through the West Belfast countryside. Vivian, a…

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Chikodili Emelumadu

An Interview with Chikodili Emelumadu – Caine Prize Shortlist

Chikodili Emelumadu (Nigeria) is shortlisted for The Caine Prize for ‘Bush Baby’ published in African Monsters, edited by Margaret Helgadottir and Jo Thomas (Fox Spirit Books, UK. 2015). Chikodili’s work has appeared in One Throne, Omenana, Apex, Eclectica, Luna Station Quarterly and the interactive…

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