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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 Obi-Young is a writer, journalist, & Deputy Editor of Brittle Paper. The recipient of the inaugural The Future Awards Prize for Literature in 2019, he is a judge for The Gerald Kraak Prize and was a judge for The Morland Writing Scholarship in 2019. He is Nonfiction Editor at 14, Nigeria’s first queer art collective, which has published volumes including We Are Flowers (2017) and The Inward Gaze (2018). He is Curator at The Art Naija Series, a sequence of e-anthologies of writing and visual art focusing on different aspects of Nigerianness, including Enter Naija: The Book of Places (2016), which explores cities, and Work Naija: The Book of Vocations (2017), which explores professions. His work in queer equality advocacy in literature has been profiled in Literary Hub. His fiction has appeared in The Threepenny Review and Transition. He has completed a collection of short stories, You Sing of a Longing, is working on a novel, and is represented by David Godwin Associates literary agency. He has an M.A. in African Studies and a combined honours B.A. in History & International Studies/English & Literary Studies, both from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He taught English in a private Nigerian university. Find him at otosirieze.com, where he accepts writing and editing offers, or on Instagram or Twitter: @otosirieze. When bored, he Googles Rihanna.

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