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’.
Shash Trevett, winner of a Northern Writer’s Award for Poetry and author of From a Borrowed Land,sits down to talk with the five nominees for the Felix Dennis Prize for First Collection: Caleb Femi, alice hiller, Holly Pester, Ralf Webb, and Cynthia Miller.
‘It’s not just that other worlds are possible. Other worlds exist.’ To celebrate the launch of Wasafiri 107: Crisis/Recovery, read an extract from Pavan Kumar Malreddy’s in-depth conversation with award-winning novelist Arundhati Roy.
William Tham Wai Liang, Wasafiri’s Editor at Large based in Malaysia, reflects on Malaysia’s multilingual literary scene, where numerous languages intersect against a backdrop of complex colonial history.
‘A body is disobedient; it is a river flowing backwards and splitting off in many directions.’ Aotearoa New Zealand artist and writer Hana Pera Aoake writes about the waterways that make up their ancestry, their body, and their future.