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Chingonyi wins £30k Dylan Thomas Prize

Zambian-born British poet Kayo Chingonyi has won the £30,000 Swansea University International Dylan Thomas Prize for his debut collection Kumukanda (Chatto). Awarded for the best literary work published in the English language, written...

Natasha Onwuemez
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Mythology is in Theatre’s DNA

There is music in the word mythología! It appears in Plato’s discourses, as a general term for fiction of any kind, combining mỹthos (narrative/fiction] and -logía [discourse or speaking about]. Traditionally, mythology then empowered a story to be...

Arundhati Nath
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Of Food, Longing, and Identity

A few days ago, while attempting to explain the aftermath and the repercussions of the Partition on everyday life, a narrative arising amid the many currently swirling around August 15...

Arundhati Nath
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The Human Spirit

I have always been afraid to deepen my knowledge of Partition, for reasons I cannot articulate. My approach to the Partition and Partition literature can be compared to a thin,...

Sukhman Khera
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Amar Shonar Bangla – Where art thou?

A few days ago, my mother had her somewhat outdated CD player on; “Atul Prasad Sen”, she said, was playing. Now I have never really paid attention to the Bengali...

Why Boulder

There are many reasons to be in Boulder this Fall. The host city to the highly anticipated JLF@Boulder has an intricate heritage, deep historical significance and unique natural beauty. Boulder is...

Mahindra Kabira Festival: 4th – 6th Nov. 2016

And it’s over ! Too little too soon.. Varanasi and music and the maverick Saint Kabir ! The city is an anomalous churn of the ancient and the universal in a...

Masala Chai and Magic Moments

Cinderella arrived at the ball in a golden carriage. I arrived at the Writers Ball in a rickety rickshaw but I felt privileged to be attending the ball which for...

Julie Al-Zoub
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The Expression of Words

It was a Sunday morning and everyone was trying to make it to the next session which was with Mr. Javed Akhtar at the Jaipur Literature Festival 2016. Struggling through...