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Bode Asiyanbi

Rudder by Bode Asiyanbi

Rudder by Bode Asiyanbi Look to the rudder. It explains every damn thing. Every damn thing. What will steer the world on an even keel is not the stern, the bow, or the hull. Wake up, boy. Stop dreaming a big fix. Look to the fucking rudder. Karimu Benetu woke up startled; hounded out of sleep by a r…

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Rowan Hisayo Buchanan

People with Wings by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan

People with Wings by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan Gideon’s knife moved softly, swiftly, over the white card. My hair was wet from the post-work shower and I stood way back so as not to splotch my husband’s work. It always looked less like cutting and more like stroking. Apparently, a repeated caress was mo…

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Calvin Fung

The Return of Postcolonialism and the Dead by Calvin Fung

The Return of Postcolonialism and the Dead: Postcolonial Gothic Literature and Hong Kong by Calvin Fung Writing and artwork in the recently published Wasafiri special issue, ‘Writing Hong Kong’, capture the tense political climate that Hong Kong is experiencing. Some of the most notable factors cont…

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LATEST ISSUE

Issue 92: Winter 2017

Daughters of Africa Anniversary: Ayobami Adebayo, Ellah Wakatama Allfrey with Margaret Busby, Candida Lacey, Edwige-Renée Dro, Angela Barry, Goretti Kyomuhendo, Nadifa Mohamed, Phillippa Yaa de Villiers
Fiction by Caroline Kinya Mbaya, Tlotlo Tsamaase, Chenko Salvatore, Leone Ross, Sambudha Sen, Carol McKay
Poems by Raymond Antrobus, Salil Chaturvedi, John Siddique
Interviews with Bejan Matur and Kerry Young
Articles by Jonty Driver, Emma Bird and Maria Cristina Fumagalli
Art Essay on Naomi Wanjiku Gakunga's Tushauriane – Let's Talk About It
Reviews: Sunila Galappatti A Long Watch: War, Captivity and Return in Sri Lanka; Lakshmi Holmström and Sascha Ebeling, ed Lost Evenings, Lost Lives: Tamil Poems of the Sri Lankan War; Nayomi Munaweera What Lies Between Us; Abdulrazak Gurnah Gravel Heartand more...


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NEWS & EVENTS

Alfred Fagon Award Winners Announced

The annual Awards took place at The Dorfman, National Theatre on Friday 8 December. BAFTA award winning writer and director Amma Assante, presented the award and cheque for £6,000 to Mufaro Makubika, winner of this year’s Best New Play of the Year at this year’s Alfred Fagon Award supported by The Peggy Ramsay Foundation.

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