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Volume 10, Issue 1
November 2017

  Letter from the Editor


  Contributors to November 2017 Issue  

Articles (peer reviewed)

  Mary Besemeres Evoking a Displaced Homeland: the 'Poetic Memoir' of Andrzej Chciuk
  Anna Guttman Home, Factory, World: Domestic and Global Fictions in the work of Lavanya Sankaran
  Bhawana Jain Intersecting Memory and Witnessing Violence in Anita Desai's The Zigzag Way
  Medea Muskhelishvili Pataphysical Discourse and Georgian Reflections in Comparative Analysis of Georgian and French Avant-Garde
  Michael Potts Dumping Grounds: Donald Trump, Edward Abbey and the Immigrant and Pollution
  Fredrik Tydal Of Surface and Depth: Agnes Smedley's Sketches of Chinese Everyday Life
  Rouhollah Zarei The Beloved in Nader Naderpour's Poetry
  Review Essays  
  Paul Sharrad Check your metaphors: Review Essay - Daria Tunca and Janet Wilson (eds), Postcolonial Gateways and Walls: Under Construction
  Ron Singer Review Essay: Nzuri Na Mengi ('Good and Plenty'): The Caine Prize for African Literature, 2007-2016
  Launch Speech  
  Melinda Graefe Speech delivered at launch of Faithfully I Wait: Poems on Rain, Thunder and Lightning at Jhargram and Beyond by Jaydeep Sarangi, Flinders University, 20 October 2017
Complete articles and review essays in one file for ease of downloading or printing
  Poetry Singaporean Feature
(Editor: Alison Flett)
  Cyril Wong Singaporean Poetry: An Introduction by Cyril Wong
  Cyril Wong The Singaporean Poet
  Cyril Wong Incoming Reports
  Cyril Wong Equivalences
  Daryl Qilin Yam Drain Circling, A While Ago
  Pooja Nansi What Now Old Woman
  Noorhaqmal Mohamed Noor Jalan Ibadat (Al-Firdaus Mosque), translated from the Malay by Annaliza Bakri
  Poetry General
(Editor: Alison Flett)
  Featured Poet: Jill Jones Introduction
  Jill Jones Approaching the Magic Number
  Jill Jones Laundromat near the Corner of Passage Alexandrine
  Jill Jones Arctic Express
  Vinita Agrawal About Roots
  Stuart Barnes Ghazal for the Sisters of Mercy
  Anjana Basu Kali
  Gillian Dooley In Memoriam
  David Mortimer Scaffold
  Jaydeep Sarangi Translator of Hope
  Poetry in Translation
(Editor: Md Rezaul Haque)
  Three Poems by Nader Naderpour, a Poet of the Sun, translated, introduced and analysed by Rouhollah Zarei
  'A Chance Meeting' by Rabindranath Tagore, translated by Md. Rezaul Haque
Complete poems and translations in one file for ease of downloading or printing
  Fiction and life-writing
(Editor: Ruth Starke; assistant editor Molly Murn)
  Michael Armstrong Shawarma, Muhummara and the Osh Guys

Food is an important part of Arabic culture, and when you accept their food it is as though you accept them - even if you mess up the pronunciation!

  Ishrat Bashir Absent Beloved
  Lauren Butterworth Finding Mathilde

‘Finding Mathilde’ explores the struggle I had discovering a fictional character while researching my PhD novel in Alsace, France – the conflict between expectation and reality, and the complicated power of the witch archetype.

  Natasha Garrett A Family of Aliens

In theory, bilingualism sounds like a natural and reasonable option for many transnational families, yet in reality it can be complicated and at times impractical. I wanted to play with the term 'alien' and its legal connotations in the US, and expand it to include family relations in order to see how language can both connect and alienate. Most of all, I wanted to show that there are no definite answers when it comes to language usage in multilingual families.

  Rebecca Gould Crossing the Danube

Like much of my fiction, Crossing the Danube is informed by an urban landscape. Other stories I have written in a similar vein have been based in Tbilisi and Damascus. The disjuncture between the world as we imagine it and the world as it exists link these stories thematically.

  Reg Taylor Snow

Snow is set in the Upper Murray of South Australia where I grew up in the 1950s and '60s. It was the scene of large scale post-war immigration and has had an enduring fascination for me.

  Book reviews: Creative and life writing  
  Sienna Barton The Schooldays of Jesus by J.M. Coetzee
  Annette Couch Flute of Milk by Susan Fealy
  Gillian Dooley Underground Fugue by Margot Singer
  Lauren Dougherty Surviving the Gulag by Ilse Johansen
  Lauren Doughherty Datsunland by Stepher Orr
  Sebastian Galbo Red Peonies: Two Novellas of China by Stephen Edgar
  Robyn Greaves The Woman Priest: a translation of the novella La femme abbe by Sylvain Marechal (1750-1803), translation and introduction by Sheila Delany
  Robyn Greaves The Travel Writings of Marguerite Blessington: The Most Gorgeous Lady on the Tour by Aneta Lipska
  Kathryn Hummel Transit by Niloofar Fanaiyan
  Nasima Islam Depoeticized Rhapsody by Sarwar Morshed
  Jobin M. Kanjirakkat The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy
  John Miles Poems of Rolando S. Tinio, Jose F. Lacaba, Rio Alma translated from the Tagalog and introduced by Robert Nery
  Mario Relich The Homing Bird by Bashabi Fraser
  Jaydeep Sarangi Sea Dreams by Bibhu Padhi
  Ruth Starke The Waiting Room by Leah Kaminsky
  Philip Sulter Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
  Heather Taylor Johnson Rallying by Quinn Eades
  Heather Taylor Johnson Notes on the Flesh by Shahd Alshammari
  Book reviews: History, Theory and Criticism  
  Abdelfattah Adel Alternative Modernities in French Travel Writing: Engaging Urban Space in London and New York, 1851–1986 by Gillian Jein
  Yingjie M. Cheng Post-Multicultural Writers as Neo-Cosmopolitan Mediators by Sneja Gunew
  Md. Rezaul Haque Troubled Testimonies: Terrorism and the English Novel in India by Meenakshi Bharat
  Anne Lauppe-Dunbar Australian Literature in the German Democratic Republic: Reading through the Iron Curtain edited by Nicole Moore and Christina Spittel
  Lorenzo Mari A Companion to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie edited by Ernest N. Emenyonu
  Jennifer Osborn Gender, Madness and Colonial Paranoia in Australian Literature: Australian Psychoses by Laura Deane
  Kathleen Steele Multicultural and Marginalized Voices of Postcolonial Literature edited by Varun Gulati and Garima Dalal
  Graham Tulloch Jane Austen's Names: Riddles, Persons, Places by Margaret Doody
  Jean-François Vernay Thinking with Literature: Towards a Cognitive Criticm by Terence Cave
  Pete Walsh Genre Fiction of New India: Post-Millenial Receptions of 'Weird' Narratives by E. Dawson Varughese
  Pete Walsh The Fiction of Thea Astley by Susan Sheridan
Complete Book reviews in one file
  Contributors to November 2017 Issue  





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