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  • Namy Sculpture
    Raha Namy contemplates what it means to live and write in the border spaces of translation, wandering between the motherland and the adopted land, traveling to and fro between the mother tongue and the second tongue, forever navigating worlds...
  • Mia Couto delivering his acceptance speech.
    One of the most prominent writers in Portuguese-speaking Africa, Mia Couto was born in 1955 in Beira, Mozambique. Couto studied medicine and biology in Maputo and began his literary career during the struggle for Mozambique’s independence...
  • Tesla
    Happy Are the Happy Yasmina Reza  John Cullen, tr.  A short advance excerpt from Yasmina Reza’s new novel fairly crackles with electric wit and precise comedic timing. Her award-winning talent as a playwright coupled with a lively prose style lends...
  • Filmed during the workshop and event  "A-B-A-B-A :  from hear to here" — choreographed by Christina Werner and Eric Ellingsen (Institut für Raumexperimente, UdK Berlin). Volksbühne Berlin, July 2014. Edited to complement "A Suite of Contemporary...
  • Misrak Terefe and friends
    Misrak Terefe (far right) with fellow Ethiopian performance poets. This says the meaning of country is sitting in the balance.In order to say, to be able to see,the balance, the leader must seethe country from the people’s side.From the...
  • Samsung Square
    For a group of art performances in July 2013 called Wax and Gold organized by the Netsa Art Village, visual artist Mulugeta Gebrekidan presented “Invading Samsung Square” to protest the corporate advertising takeover of Addis Ababa’s...
  • Rendez-vous
    Illustrations by Marla Johnson. Typography by Jen Rickard Blair. Yao Ming WineryRENDEZ-VOUS White cuvéeDry/0.75/€9.99 A gift from heaven after all those swills not worth calling by the name whose only proper use is for flushing the toilet,...
  • Jonathan Wright. Photo by Tom Pilston
    Jonathan Wright. Photo by Tom Pilson The life of this interview began when Hassan Blasim and Jonathan Wright were announced as joint winners of the 2014 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize for The Iraqi Christ. A writer and filmmaker, Blasim...
  • Niyi Afolabi
                                   for Mia Couto Dream,     Dream,          Dream.Never cease to dream       Dream on, MiaYour beginning A tale of yesterdays     Your today     A tale of future years And the voyager never rests...
  • Chuck Palahniuk books on a shelf
    Photo by Francis Bijl/Flickr World culture today is developing amid expanding globalization, which means that national literatures appear to develop more and more similar features. Vera Shamina and Tatyana Prokhorova discuss...

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