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Wasafiri, Issue 92: Winter 2017.

Wasafiri, the UK’s leading literary magazine for international voices, has released its “Issue 92: Winter 2017.” Founded in 1984 by its current editor Susheila Nasta, professor of Modern Literature at Open University, UK, Wasafiri is funded by Arts Council England, published by Routledge, and located at Queen Mary College, University of London. The magazine has published work by Chinua Achebe, Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Nadine Gordimer, Ben Okri, Michael Ondaatje, Vikram Seth, and Kiran Desai, among other notable names. 

The magazine’s “Issue 92: Winter 2017,” in its “Daughters of Africa Anniversary” section, has work by Ellah Allfrey, Nadifa Mohamed, Ayobami Adebayo, and Edwige-Renée Dro. The section also features Margaret Busby, Candida Lacey, Angela Barry, Goretti Kyomuhendo, and Phillippa Yaa de Villiers.

The issue further contains fiction by Caroline Kinya Mbaya, Tlotlo Tsamaase, Chenko Salvatore, Leone Ross, Sambudha Sen, and Carol McKay. Poetry by Raymond Antrobus, Salil Chaturvedi, and John Siddique. Interviews with Bejan Matur and Kerry Young. Articles by Jonty Driver, Emma Bird and Maria Cristina Fumagalli. An art essay on Naomi Wanjiku Gakunga’s Tushauriane—Let’s Talk About It. And reviews of Sunila Galappatti’s A Long Watch: War, Captivity and Return in Sri Lanka; the Lakshmi Holmström and Sascha Ebeling-edited Lost Evenings, Lost Lives: Tamil Poems of the Sri Lankan War; Nayomi Munaweera’s What Lies Between Us; and Abdulrazak Gurnah’s Gravel Heart.

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OTOSIRIEZE is a writer, literary journalist, former academic, and Deputy Editor of Brittle Paper. A judge for the 2019 Gerald Kraak Award, he is an editor at 14, Nigeria’s first queer art collective which has published two volumes: WE ARE FLOWERS and THE INWARD GAZE. He is the curator of ART NAIJA SERIES, a sequence of themed e-anthologies of writing and visual art exploring different aspects of Nigerianness: ENTER NAIJA: THE BOOK OF PLACES (October, 2016) focuses on cities in Nigeria; WORK NAIJA: THE BOOK OF VOCATIONS (June, 2017) focuses on professions in Nigeria. His fiction has appeared in The Threepenny Review and Transition, and has been shortlisted for the Miles Morland Writing Scholarship and the Gerald Kraak Award, both in 2016, and a Pushcart Prize in 2015. He attended the 2018 Miles Morland Foundation Creative Writing Workshop. He has completed a collection of short stories, YOU SING OF A LONGING, and is working on a novel. He is represented by David Godwin Associates literary agency. He combined history and literature at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and taught English at Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu. When bored, the boy just Googles Rihanna. Find him at otosirieze.com, where he accepts editing and writing offers, or on Instagram or Twitter: @otosirieze.

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