In the latest of Wasafiri‘s Global Dispatches series, Dr Swati Arora reflects on CA Davids’ essay, answering with a piece that examines India’s growing Hindu supremacy, the communal language of protest, and how the state’s rhetoric around the Covid-19 pandemic can shore up systems of oppression.
Wasafiri is excited to announce that the inaugural Wasafiri Essay Prize for Early Career Researchers has been awarded to Antony Huen for his astute, important, and creatively engaged article, titled ‘The “old Hong Kong” and “a Gold-sifting Bird”: Hong Kong and Chinese Ekphrasis in Contemporary British Poetry’.
Meet this year’s winners – Kate Carne (Fiction), Anne O’Brien (Life Writing), and Dipanjali Roy (Poetry) – who will receive £1,000, publication in Wasafiri 109, and mentoring from Nikesh Shukla of The Good Literary Agency.
Fifteen writers across three genres have been shortlisted for the prestigious and uniquely international Queen Mary Wasafiri New Writing Prize, this year judged by Hirsh Sawhney (Fiction), Christie Watson (Life Writing), and Tishani Doshi (Poetry), and chaired by Andrew Cowan. Shortlistees for the…