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Volume 10, Issue 2
May 2018

  Letter from the Editor


  Contributors to May 2018 Issue  

Special feature: 'Voices from the Margins', Guest Editors Lioba Schreyer and Lena Mattheis

  Lioba Schreyer and Lena Mattheis Listening to the Margins: An Introduction
  Peter H. Marsden Oral Goes Viral - Reversing the Print Revolution
  Emma Scanlan Jamaica Osorio's Indigenous Poetics as a Challenge to Global Hybridity
  Ricarda de Haas 'Both feared and loved, an enigma to most': Zimbabwean Spoken Word and Video Poetry between Radicalisation and Disillusionment
  Eve Nabulya A Poetics of Climate Change: Apocalyptic Rhetoric in Selected Poems from East Africa
  Marvin Reimann ‘This is me, anonymous, water’s soliloquy’: The River’s Voice as a Coalescence of Humankind and Nature in Alice Oswald’s Dart
  Lotta Schneidemesser Finding a 'German' Voice for Courtney Sina Meredith's, Brown Girls in Bright Red Lipstick
  Lioba Schreyer Interview with Kayo Chingonyi, Poet and Creative Facilitator
  Kayo Chingonyi Four poems: Kenta, Alternate Take, A Proud Blemish, Interior with Ceiling Fan
Complete Special Feature: 'Voices from the Margins' in one file (for ease of downloading)
  Peer-reviewed articles (general)  
  Ruaa Al-Doori and Yousef Awad Space, Transformation and Identity in E. M. Forster's, A Passage to India and Ahdaf Soueif's The Map of Love
  Mónica Fernández Jiménez The Struggle for Identity and the Need for Documenting History in Junot Díaz’s, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
  Sarah O'Brien Translating Trauma in Kaled Hosseini's, The Kite Runner 
  Quratulain Shirazi Revisiting history and reconstructing new forms of belonging and identity in Kamila Shamsie’s, Salt and Saffron
  Rohini Shukla Authorship and Generative Embodiment in Bahinai's Songs
  Matthew Lloyd Spencer The Power of Nothing(s): Parahumanity and Erasure in Indra Sinha’s, Animal’s People
  Philip Sulter ‘Trans-Cultural Exchange’: Reframing Historical Metanarratives in Ishtiyaq Shukri’s, The Silent Minaret
  Silvia Tellini Identity and Nation in Kazuo Ishiguro’s, An Artist of the Floating World
Complete peer-reviewed articles May 2018 in one file (for downloading or printing)
(editor Alison Flett)
  Featured Poet  
  Lisa Gorton On translating Rimbaud's 'Villes' / Magic Lantern Slides
    Rimbaud's Cities I / Magic Lantern Slides
    Rimbaud's Cities II / Magic Lantern Slides
  French Poetry Feature
  Marie de Quatrebarbes French Poetry: An Introduction by Marie de Quatrebarbes
  Marie de Quatrebarbes 33 1/2 Flowers
  Stéphane Bouquet Translating Paul Blackburn
  Maël Guesdon The beginnings
  Dorothée Volut Zorra
  Poetry General  
  Faiza Anum Lullabying Lahore
  Peter Bakowski The Courage Season
  Mark Anthony Cayanan from SENTENCE
  Anne Elvey she says and A climate of morality meets Melbourne winter
  Ella Jeffrey Huangshan sonnet and scences from last night in guangzhou
  Chris Mooney-Singh Chichester and the Bhagavad Gita
  Bibhu Padhi The night is not far
  Carolina Skibinski scrollings through a mirror
  Barnaby Smith To consider Chelsea Manning at Guangzhou airport
  Poetry in Translation
(Editor: Md Rezaul Haque)
  Two Poems by Friedrich Rückert translated by Alex McKeown
Complete poetry May 2018 (for ease of downloading)
  Fiction and life-writing
(Editor: Ruth Starke)
  Michael Armstrong Saloon with a View

Kuwait resident Michael Armstrong no longer has a psychological breakdown when he visits his local barbershop, but it was an uncomfortable learning curve.

  Suzanne Kamata Mystery Dinner

I wrote this essay in part as a way to cheer myself up. I was feeling melancholy about losing a job and anxious about the future. It's about food and finding new friends in a foreign country, but also about staying open to possibilities.

  Leyla Savsa Almost Home

Almost Home embodies the outsider’s search for belonging amidst the foreign and the familiar. Written from several vantage points of a narrator who seeks to find a sense of calm in the wake of turbulence and a center from the margins at best, Almost Home paints a bittersweet portrait of grief and loss, of comings and goings, of a shared nostalgia that propels us backwards and forwards, around and back home again. Just almost.

  Murzban F. Shroff Mumbai in Focus

Two stories: 'Mental about Mumbai' and 'The Gypsies of Grant Road'.

  Meredith Stephens Cherry Blossom Cycling

As a cyclist from South Australia, known as the driest state in the driest continent, I had never entertained the notion of cycling in the rain. In Japan, where rain was abundant, I followed the dangerous practice of sheltering myself with an umbrella when cycling in the rain, until the day I was stopped by a young policeman on his motorbike.

Complete fiction and life writing May 2018 (for ease of downloading)
  Book reviews: Fiction, poetry, life-writing  
  Annette Couch Star Struck by David McCooey
  Sebastian Galbo Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadwai, translated by Jonathan Wright
  Alice Gorman The West-Eastern Divan of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, translated from the German by Robert Martin.
  Melinda Graefe Double Glaze by Steve Brock
  Kay Hart Zorami A Redemption Song by Malsawmi Jacob
  Debasish Lahiri A Personal History of Vision by Luke Fisher
  John Miles Between the Kindling and the Blaze: Reflections on the Concept of Mana by Ben Brown
  Wendy Jones Nakanishi The Life to Come by Michelle de Krester
  Jennifer Osborn The Fabulous Feminist: a Suniti Namjoshi Reader
  Jennifer Osborn Plane Tree Drive by Lynette Washington
  Nishi Pulugurtha Across the Seven Seas by Satendra Nandan
Complete book reviews: fiction, poetry and life-writing May 2018 (for ease of downloading)
  Book reviews: History, Theory and Criticism  
  Ajay K Chaubey Explorations in Critical Humanities: A Collection of Essays edited by Sreenath Muraleedhara K. & Devi K.
  Konstantina Georganta Irish Poets and Modern Greece: Heaney, Mahon, Cavafy, Seferis by Joanna Kruczkowska
  Robyn Greaves From the Edges of Empire: Convict Women from Beyond the British Isles edited by Lucy Frost and Colette McAlpine
  Saba Idris Revisiting India's Partition: New Essays on Memory, Culture, and Politics edited by Amritjit Singh, Nalini Iyer, and Rahul K. Gairola
  Suzanne Kamata Re-Orienting China: Travel Writing and Cross-Cultural Understanding by Leilei Chen
  Alana Kosklin Return Narratives by Theodora D. Patrona
  Dieter Riemenschneider A Gesture of Reconciliation: Partnership Studies in Australian Literature by Antonella Riem
  Lekha Roy Border Crossings edited by Diana Glenn and Graham Tulluch
  Paul Sharrad Teaching Australian and New Zealand Literature edited by Nicholas Birns, Nicole Moore and Sarah Shieff
  Umme Salma East-West Literary Imagination: Cultural Exchange from Yeats to Morrison by Yoshinobu Hakutani
  Jean-Francois Vernay The Hatred of Literature by William Marx, translated by Nicholas Elliot
Complete Book reviews: history, theory and criticism (for ease of downloading)
  Contributors to May 2018 Issue  





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