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SmartDog by Maria Hummer

“‘I bought you something,’ Duncan said, ‘but you can’t love it.’” In a world where man’s best friend is either their dog or their smartphone, Maria Hummer’s short story explores what happens when one couple tries to combine both.

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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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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.

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New Writing Prize

The Wasafiri New Writing Prize 2018 will open for entries in the New Year. Sign up to our newsletter for updates.

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NEWS & EVENTS

Wasafiri New Writing Prize 2018 is open for submissions

The prize was launched to support new writers, with no limits on age, gender, nationality or background. A winner will be chosen by our stellar line up of judges for each category: Fiction; Poetry; Life Writing. The three winners will be published by Wasafiri and receive a cash prize. They will also be offered the Chapter and Verse or Free Reads mentoring scheme in partnership with The Literary Consultancy (dependent on eligibility).

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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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