Web Exclusives

  • The Last Soldiers of the Cold War: The Story of the Cuban Five
    The following excerpt is from The Last Soldiers of the Cold War, by Fernando Morais, forthcoming Verso Books (on sale wherever books are sold on June 16, 2015). Roberto Fernández Retamar included Morais’s book in his “What to Read Now”...
  • Mohsen Emadi
    Photo: AP Persis Karim: Can you say a little about what finally made you leave Iran? Were you threatened with imprisonment? I know you left in 2009, but in the interview you did with Lyn Coffin, your translator,...
  • Standing on Earth
    Photo by ~dgies/Flickr Bilingual recordings by the author and Lyn Coffin 9 Death is when the heart does not beat and the clock beats. Love is when the heart beats and the clock does not beat. Perhaps this simple...
  • [Click here to read the lyrics in Farsi.]   The whole of my being is a dark verse of Scripture which in its repeated recitations will take you away to the dawn of eternal buddings and bloomings. In this verse I sighed for you, sighed, ah, in...
  • 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...

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