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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 is a writer, an academic, literary journalist, and Deputy Editor of Brittle Paper. His fiction has appeared in The Threepenny Review, Transition, and in an anthology of the Gerald Kraak Award for which he was shortlisted. His work has further been shortlisted for the Miles Morland Writing Scholarship in 2016 and a Pushcart Prize in 2015. He attended the 2018 Miles Morland Foundation Creative Writing Workshop. 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 cities in Nigeria. The second, WORK NAIJA: THE BOOK OF VOCATIONS (June, 2017), focuses on professions in Nigeria. He studied History and Literature at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, is currently completing a postgraduate programme in African Studies, and teaches English at Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu. 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. When bored, the boy 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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