Volume 87 No. 5, September 2013

In “Taking Their Place: Queer Lit in the 21st Century,” guest-edited by George Henson, the September 2013 issue of WLT showcases work by Samiya Bashir, Monica Carter, Norge Espinosa Mendoza, Achy Obejas, Alonso Sánchez Baute, Abdellah Taïa, and Nicholas Y.B. Wong. Other highlights include Meena Alexander on the uses of poetry; an interview with David Albahari; poems by Danielle Legros Georges, Musan Cho Oh-hyun, and Wang Xiaoni; essays from Mexico and Nigeria; and book reviews from around the globe.

Table of Contents

Queer Lit in the 21st Century

    by Norge Espinosa Mendoza
  • “So Who Has Time to Read? Social Class and Crime Writing, Part 1” by J. Madison Davis

In Every Issue


  • “Ending Up with a Question Mark: An Interview with David Albahari”


  • by Meena Alexander
  • “Here the Sun’s for Real” The Language and Politics of Translating José Eugenio Sánchez by Anna Rosenwong
  • “At the Crossroads: In Search of the Nigerian Abiku” by Mary Helen Specht


  • Three Poems by Wang Xiaoni
  • Two Poems by Danielle Legros Georges
  • Three Poems by Musan Cho Oh-hyun


  • “The Ghost of Nikita Akulin” by Ross Ufberg


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