Wasafiri Bundle – Abdulrazak Gurnah

Over four decades, Wasafiri has been privileged to work with a range of renowned authors across the world, and to follow their careers as they have developed and thrived. In each bundle in this series, we're highlighting a specific writer with whom Wasafiri has enjoyed a particularly close relationship, and offering four issues from across the archive that best exemplify their work.

Abdulrazak Gurnah, winner of the 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature, has been involved in Wasafiri from a very early stage, and continues to serve on our advisory board. The Abdulrazak Gurnah bundle includes Wasafiri 23: Post-Colonial Writing; Wasafiri 42: Making Tracks, our 20th anniversary issue; Wasafiri 46: Africa 05, and Wasafiri 100, our 35th anniversary issue; and a Wasafiri tote bag — for just £33. It's a brilliant mix of issues across our archive, featuring Gurnah's fiction, poetry, and prose, and a wealth of wonderful writing besides.

Wasafiri 100: 35th Anniversary Issue

Editorial Susheila Nasta

Lead Article Maya Jaggi: The Art of Prescience

Interviews with Bernardine Evaristo, Romesh Gunesekara, Abdulrazak Gurnah

Articles When Memories Fade: Remembering Anti-Racism in Contemporary Black British Writing; Publishing, the Curriculum, and Black British Writing Today; Different Britains; and more...

Art Collage and Recollection: Three Black British Artists

Fiction Diana Evans,  Aamer Hussein, Hamid Ismailov, Anthony Joseph, Chika Unigwe, Kerry Young

Poetry Fred D’Aguiar, Imtiaz Dharker, Jackie Kay, Mimi Khalvati, SuAndi, Moniza Alvi, Karen McCarthy Woolf, Daljit Nagra, Grace Nichols, Pascale Petit

Special Section35 Writers on 35 Years of Wasafiri

Review Essay Celebrating an Abundance, 1984-2019: Thirty-five Literary Highlights from Aotearoa to Zimbabwe

and more...

Wasafiri 46: Africa 05

Interview Abdulrazak Gurnah

Fiction Segun Afolabi, Brian Chikwava, Tolu Ogunlesi, and Chika Unigwe

Poetry Omolola Ijeoma Ogunyemi

Articles Phaswane Mpe, Kabelo ‘Sello’ Duiker and Yvonne Vera, publishing Bessie Head and literary prizes and African literature

Reviews ‘Africa Remix’ at the Hayward Gallery, Munzu Islam's Burrow, Ato Quayson's Calibrations: Reading for the Social, Kwame Kwei-Armah's Elmina’s Kitchen and Jackie Kay's Life Mask

and more...

42: Making Tracks

Interviews Anita Desai and Derek Walcott

Fiction Leila Aboulela, Bernardine Evaristo, Jackie Kay, Earl Lovelace, Jamal Mahjoub and Marina Warner

Poetry Kamau Brathwaite, Lorna Goodison, Mimi Khalvati and Lawrence Scott

Essays Abdulrazak Gurnah and Michael Ondaatje

Art Essay Raqib Shaw

and more...

Wasafiri 23: Post-Colonial Writing

Interview Rohinton Mistry

Poetry Eze chi Chiazo, Cyril Dabydeen, Anthony Kellman, Briar Wood and Minoli Salgado

Fiction Abdulrazak Gurnah

Articles The future of postcolonial studies, Orientalism and beyond, Sabu, cinema and desire

Reviews Kamau Brathwaite's Dreamstories, Elleke Boehmer's Colonial and Postcolonial Literature: Migrant Metaphors, Peter Nazareth's In the Trickster Tradition: The Novels of Andrew Salkey, Francis Ebejer and Ishmael Reed and Carole Boyce Davies's Black Women, Writing and Identity

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