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Mixed Blessings by Melissa Fu

Shortlisted for the Wasafiri New Writing Prize 2017 in the Life Writing category, ‘Mixed Blessings’ examines dual heritages and mixed race identity.

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Mixed Blessings by Melissa Fu

Shortlisted for the Wasafiri New Writing Prize 2017 in the Life Writing category, ‘Mixed Blessings’ examines dual heritages and mixed race identity.

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Review: The Ghosts and Jamal by Bridget Blankley

Reviewed by Ore Williams Often in Young Adult (YA) novels, both physical and mental health issues can be written in a high-school or teenage-centric universe, full of boyfriend-girlfriend issues, dysfunctional or problem-ridden parent-child relationships, broken homes, and sexual abuse. So it’s refr…

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Bentong! Go Back to Bentong! by Aliyah Kim Keshani

Shortlisted for the Wasafiri New Writing Prize 2017. “We walk on wet gravel, following the silver hearse up the hill. In front of me, my eldest cousin. He rests his hand on the boot of the car, his face scrunched with tears. ‘Bentong!’ he shouts. ‘Go back to Bentong!’”

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