Volume 89 No. 2, March 2015

Writing Beyond Iran, a special section featuring four writers from the Iranian diaspora, headlines the March 2015 issue of World Literature Today. The issue also includes new poems by Chinese author Lan Lan, Galsan Tschinag’s “swan song” for Mongolia, an essay on Belgian comic Olivier Schrauwen, a survey of post-apartheid South African crime fiction, and two pieces on rewriting Haitian literary history. As always, a wealth of book reviews as well as additional stories, poetry, essays, interviews, and online exclusives round out the issue.

Publisher’s note: We are grateful to Dr. Afshin Marashi, director of the Iranian Studies Program at the University of Oklahoma, for a grant in support of this issue, with funding from the PARSA Foundation / Iran Heritage Foundation America.

Table of Contents

Writing Beyond Iran: Four Voices in Exile

  • by Daniel Simon
  • ESSAY “Writing Beyond Iran: Reinvention and the Exilic Iranian Writer,” by Persis Karim
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  • CREATIVE NONFICTION WEB EXCLUSIVE
    by Raha Namy
  • FICTION WEB EXCLUSIVE
    by Moniru Ravanipour
  • AUDIO POETRY WEB EXCLUSIVE
    by Forugh Farrokhzad
  • AUDIO POETRY WEB EXCLUSIVE
    by Forugh Farrokhzad
  • INTERVIEW “A Cartoonist’s Metamorphosis: An Interview with Mana Neyestani,” by Persis Karim
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  • INTERVIEW “Already in Exile” A Conversation with Moniro Ravanipour, by Omid Fallahazad
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  • EXCERPT “The Cradle of the Beast” (an excerpt), by Omid Fallahazad
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  • AUDIO POETRY WEB EXCLUSIVE
    by Mohsen Emadi
  • INTERVIEW WEB EXCLUSIVE
    by Persis Karim
  • POETRY Six Poems from “Standing on Earth,” by Mohsen Emadi
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Essays

Fiction

  • “Bacon’s Chicken,” by George Zebrowski
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In Every Issue

International Crime & Mystery

  • “A Mind for Murder: The Passing of P. D. James,” by J. Madison Davis
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Interviews

  • “Haitian Is My Language”: A Conversation with Frankétienne, by Michael W. Merriam
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Poetry

  • “What Would You Call It?,” by Linda Hogan
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  • Three Poems, by Lan Lan
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  • Two Poems, by Susan Rich
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BOOK REVIEWS

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