Wasafiri Bundle – Queer Literature and Literary Activism

Four issues for just £33, exclusively on the Wasafiri website.

Wasafiri 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.

Exclusively on the Wasafiri website we're offering a bundle of four issues for £33: Wasafiri 109, Wasafiri 98: Queer Worlds, Wasafiri 90: Native North American Literature and Literary Activism, and Wasafiri 50: Queer Postcolonial. With work from authors such as Dean Atta, Mary Jean Chan, Maureen Duffy, Keith Jarrett, and Kimberley Blaeser, each of these issues expands and complements the work in 109 to create a bundle that considers different facets of queer literature and life, and literary activism.

Cover of Wasafiri 109Wasafiri 109

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

and more...

Wasafiri 98: Queer Worlds

Editorial Dean Atta and Andrew van der Vlies

Interviews  Andra Simons, Artemisa Téllez, Rosamond S. King

Articles Queering the Indian Novel; Queering the Arab Spring: Belonging in Saleem Haddad's Guapa; A Queer World - Literary Reading of May-Lan Tan's 'Date Night'

Art Roelof Petrus van Wyk

Fiction Alithnayn Abdulkareem, Christopher Gonzalez, KUCHENGA, Adam Smith

Drama Mojisola Adebayo

Poetry by Mary Jean Chan, Keith Jarrett, Andriniki Mattis, Colin McGuire, oakley, Sara Saab, Kostya Tsolákis

Reviews Rita Indiana Tentacle; Alex Pilcher A Queer Little History of Art; Billy-Ray Belcourt This Wound is a World; Daniel Heath Justice Why Indigenous Literatures Matter; Pim Higginson Scoring Race: Jazz, Fiction, and Francophone Africa; Chike Frankie Edozien Lives of Great Men: Living and Loving as an African Gay Man

and more...

Wasafiri 90: Native North American Literature and Literary Activism

Fiction Kimberly Blaeser and Eric Gansworth

Poems Heid E Erdrich, Joan Kane, Craig Santos Perez, James Thomas Stevens

Interviews James Mackay and Jeremy Carnes

Articles Anishinaabeskinuk: Writing Over Skins, ‘We aren’t like dogs:’ Battling Blood Quantum, and Literary Activism and Violence against Native North American Women

Art Places to Stand: Art after the American Indian Movement

Reviews Louise Erdrich's LaRose, Orlando White's LETTERRS, Joy Harjo's Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings, Deborah L Madsen's, ed The Routledge Companion to Native American Literature, Billy J Stratton's, ed Stories of Native Presence and Survivance in Commemoration of the 151st Anniversary of the Sand Creek Massacre

and more...

Wasafiri 50: Queer Postcolonial

Interviews with Saleem Kidwai, Dorothea Smartt, Valerie Mason-John and Ruth Vanita

Poetry Christopher Barnes, Jackie Kay, Saradha Soobrayen and d’bi young

Fiction Maureen Duffy and Suniti Namjoshi

Articles Zionism, queer diasporas and Albert Memmi and a queer reading of Wole Soyinka’s The Road

Reviews Shyam Selvadurai's Swimming in the Monsoon Sea, Andrew Lesk's Unspeakable Love: Gay and Lesbian Life in the Middle East, Upamanya Chatterjee's Weight Loss and Because I Have a Voice: Queer Politics in India edited by Arvind Narrain and Gautam Bhan

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