Asymptote Looking for Fiction, Poetry, and Essays by and About ‘Africa’

Asymptote's fall issue is out, and features an array of work in translation, including video art from Iraqi artist Sadik Kwaish Alfraji. They haven't published much yet from the Arabic -- but they're pretty new, and certainly they're open to it. They just announced: For its first special feature in the April 2013 issue, Asymptote is inviting … Continue reading Asymptote Looking for Fiction, Poetry, and Essays by and About ‘Africa’

‘The Granta Book of the African Short Story’: A Beautiful Failure

In the inaugural Egypt Independent , published yesterday by Al Masry Al Youm, I have a review of The Granta Book of the African Short Story, edited by Helon Habila. The collection was released this September by Granta Books. Perhaps "failure" is a bit hard on this collection, which has such radiant short stories and is … Continue reading ‘The Granta Book of the African Short Story’: A Beautiful Failure