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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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About Otosirieze Obi-Young

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Otosirieze Obi-Young was born in Aba, Nigeria, and attended the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. A finalist for the 2016 Miles Morland Writing Scholarship, his short stories include: “A Tenderer Blessing,” which appears in Transition Magazine and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2015; “Mulumba,” which appears in The Threepenny Review; and “You Sing of a Longing,” which was shortlisted for the inaugural Gerald Kraak Award and appears in Pride and Prejudice, an anthology by The Jacana Literary Foundation and The Other Foundation. His essays appear in Interdisciplinary Academic Essays and in Brittle Paper where he is Deputy Editor. His interviews appear in Africa in Dialogue, Bakwa Magazine, SPRINNG, and Dwartonline. He is the curator of the Art Naija Series, a sequence of themed e-anthologies of writing and visual art exploring different aspects of Nigerianness. The first, Enter Naija: The Book of Places (October 2016), focuses on Nigerian cities. The second, Work Naija: The Book of Vocations (June 2017), focuses on professions in Nigeria. A postgraduate student of African Studies, he currently teaches English at Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu, Nigeria. When bored, he blogs pop culture at naijakulture.blogspot.com or just Googles Rihanna.

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I hold a doctorate in English from Duke University and recently joined the Marquette University English faculty as an Assistant Professor. I love teaching African fiction and contemporary British novels. Brittle Paper is the virtual space/station where I play and experiment with ideas on how to reinvent African fiction and literary culture.

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