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Mixed Blessings by Melissa Fu

Shortlisted for the Wasafiri New Writing Prize 2017 in the Life Writing category, ‘Mixed Blessings’ examines dual heritages and mixed race identity.

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Review: The Ghosts and Jamal by Bridget Blankley

Reviewed by Ore Williams Often in Young Adult (YA) novels, both physical and mental health issues can be written in a high-school or teenage-centric universe, full of boyfriend-girlfriend issues, dysfunctional or problem-ridden parent-child relationships, broken homes, and sexual abuse. So it’s refr…

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LATEST ISSUE

REFUGE

Issue 93: Spring 2018

Interviews with Karen McCarthy Woolf, Sophie Herxheimer

Essays on refuge, including those by Giles Duley, Margaret Toolan, Rod Edmond, Samantha Hudson, Sophie Mayer, Sian Norris, Suzi Feay, Meike Ziervogel, Lucy Popescu

Fiction by Julia Bell, Selma Dabbagh, Mireille Gansel

Poetry by Bidisha, Hassan Blasim, Olumide Popoola, Lisa Luxx, Saba Vasefi

Reviews: Olumide Popoola & Annie Holmes breach; Kim Schultz Three Days in Damascus: A Memoir; Rana Abdulfattah Tiger and Clay: Syria Fragments; and more...

 

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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 launches its special issue ‘Refuge’ at Tate Exchange

To celebrate the launch of our special issue ‘Refuge’, Wasafiri will be hosting an evening long event at the Tate Modern. In a time of inflammatory headlines and damaging political rhetoric, this issue, guest edited by Bidisha, brings together a powerful roster of writers and artists to counter the populist narrative.

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Open Call for New Trustees

To deliver our key objectives we are now looking for dynamic, visionary and energetic leaders to steer Wasafiri through this strategic period.

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