Volume 86 No. 5, September 2012

In September 2012, WLT showcases Very Short Fiction 12 x 10 x 10 (twelve stories by ten writers from ten different countries), along with a cover feature on Equatorial Guinean literature. Other highlights include a short story by Bewketu Seyoum (Ethiopia), poetry by Håkan Sandell (Sweden), contributions by Giannina Braschi and Caroline Adderson, and “Wheels of Fire: Writers on Bicycles,” an essay by Alon Raab.

Table of Contents

Very Short Fiction

Equatorial Guinean Literature

  • ESSAY: "The Struggle Against State-Promoted Amnesia," Elisa Rizo
  • POETRY: Five Poems, Marcelo Ensema Nsang
  • POETRY: Three Poems, Raquel Ilonbé
  • POETRY: “Intimate History of Humanity” by Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel, tr. David Shook
  • INTERVIEW: "A Conversation with Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel," Elisa Rizo & David Shook
  • WEB EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT: Ö Börukku (Nostalgia), Recaredo Silebo Boturu


  • "Waiting," Bewketu Seyoum



  • Two Poems, Håkan Sandell
  • Two Poems, Bewketu Seyoum
  • "Ode to Bicycles," Pablo Neruda

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