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Issue 69

Wasafiri 69

Issue 69: Autumn 2011


Fiction by Robin Yassin-Kassab, Merih Günay and Jenny Robson

Poems by Dashen Naiker, Sue Butler, Bryan Brunton and Amina Saïd

Interviews with Alain Mabanckou and Jeet Thayil

Art Essay on Abbas Kiarostami

Articles on parents in South Asian American literature, Leila Aboulela's The Translator

Winners of the Wasafiri New Writing Prize 2011

Reviews of David Farrier's Postcolonial Asylum: Seeking Sanctuary Before the Law, Siddhartha Bose 'sKalagora, Ronnie McGrath's Data Trace, Abdulrazak Gurnah's The Last Gift and Fawzia Afzal-Khan's Lahore with Love: Growing up with Girlfriends, Pakistani-style


Contents

Flora Veit-Wild
Me and Dambudzo: A Personal Essay

Flora Veit-Wild
Fiction: Lake McIlwaine

Dashen Naicker
Poems

Helen Stevenson
Alain Mabanckou in conversation

Jenny Robson
Fiction: The Wordsmith

Sue Butler
Poem

Ruth Maxey
Mother-Weights and Lost Fathers: Parents in South Asian American Literature

Hrusikesh Panda
Fiction: The Sahib God Translated from the Oriya by Lipipuspa Nayak

Siddhartha Bose
An interview with Jeet Thayil

The 2011 Wasafiri New Writing Prize Winners

Bryan Brunton
Poems

Paul O'Kane
Art Essay: Only a Game? Abbas Kiarostami's Certified Copy

Robin Yassin-Kassab
Fiction: Petrol

Amina Saïd
Poem Translated from the French by Marylin Hacker

Christina Phillips
Leila Aboulela's The Translator: Reading Islam in the West

Merih Günay
Fiction: The Pigeons Translated from the Turkish by Georgina Ózer

Reviews

Amina Yaqin
Review Essay: The Poetics and Politics of Memoir Writing
Fawzia Afzal-Khan Lahore with Love: Growing up with Girlfriends, Pakistani-style

Petr Barta
Abdulrazak Gurnah The Last Gift

Bernardine Evaristo
Lola Shoneyin The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives

Jade Munslow Ong
Nick Roddy A Woman of Africa
George Makana Clark The Raw Man

Moira Richards
Diké Okoro, ed Speaking for the Generations: An Anthology of Contemporary African Short Stories
Various South African Poets Letter to South Africa: Poets Calling the State to Order
Emma Dawson, ed Man of the House and Other New Short Stories from Kenya

Matthew J Whittle
Roxy Harris and Sarah White, eds Building Britannia: Life Experience with Britain
Sabrina Brancato Afro-Europe: Texts and Contexts

Charles Beckett
Siddhartha Bose Kalagora
Ronnie McGrath Data Trace

John Mateer
Arun Kolatkar Collected Poems in English

Rashi Rohatgi
Ruth O'Callaghan, ed Echoes from the Steppe: An Anthology of Contemporary Mongolian Women's Poetry

Noreen Mae Ritsema
Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet Martyrdom Street
Ava Homa Echoes from the Steppe

Ruksana Abdul Majid
David Farrier Postcolonial Asylum: Seeking Sanctuary Before the Law
Charles G Steffen Mutilating Khalid: The Symbolic Politics of Female Genital Cutting

Clare Barker
Alison Rudd Postcolonial Gothic Fiction from the Caribbean, Canada, Australia and New Zealand
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