Wasafiri Issue 109

Issue 109 introduces new fiction and an interview from Monica Ali, the 2021 Queen Mary Wasafiri New Writing Prize winners, and a lead feature on Trans Literary Activism written collaboratively across generations. An incendiary article on postcolonial prize cultures, an interview with Sara Ahmed on Complaint!, and the winning entry from the 2021 Wasafiri Essay Prize on the politics of Hong Kong poetry continue the issue’s theme of literary activism across genres, institutions, and continents.


Editorial A Fold in Time

Feature 'Discontent, Spraypaint, and Desire': On Trans Literary Activism

Interviews Sara Ahmed, Saikat Majumdar, and Monica Ali

Articles Digitally Mapping Caribbean London; Hong Kong and Chinese Ekphrasis in Contemporary British Poetry; Who Wins? The Politics of Prize Culture in Canada’s CODE Burt Awards

Art The Act of Return: Stacey Tyrell’s Chattel Photographs

Fiction Monica Ali, Kate Carne

Poetry Rupinder Kaur, Fawzia Muradali Kane, Dipanjali Roy, K Srilata

Life Writing Portia Roelofs: The Solid Facts of a Life; Anne O’Brien: Swallow

Review Essay We Are Here: New Perspectives on Writing from the Margins

Reviews Amanda Smyth, Fortune; Meng Jin, Little Gods; Maesy Ang and Teddy W Kusuma, eds., The Book of Jakarta: A City in Short Fiction; Jo Hamya, Three Rooms; Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, The First Woman

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