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Manreet Sodhi Someshwar: The Labyrinth of History

Manreet Sodhi Someshwar: The Labyrinth of History

The New-York based author on her fifth and latest novel, The Radiance of a Thousand Suns, and why past is never past

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And The Thunder Rolls: My Bob Dylan Story

And The Thunder Rolls: My Bob Dylan Story

Where there is Dylan there is legend, greatness and fecundity. There is also present, lurking behind the shades, a glint of profound mischief. The Rolling Thunder tour film is a shining example.

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Down the Rabbit Hole: Reflections of Self in a Writers' Residency

Down the Rabbit Hole: Reflections of Self in a Writers' Residency

When I was accepted into the International Writers Residency at the University of Iowa, I entered into a crucible. Was it now time to come out of the closet, own my place as a writer and confidently spend this Residency surrounded by what I believed were ‘real writers?’

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Casey Gerald: Cartographies of Identity

Casey Gerald: Cartographies of Identity

The author of There Will Be No Miracles Here talks about how he navigates the world while at the intersection of many identities — a ‘nigger’, a Yale man, a Harvard man, a faggot, a Christian, and a crack baby — and how queer people have to build the muscle of courage than an average human being to come to terms with a fallen world, ‘nasty and harsh’

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Shamsur Rahman Faruqi: The Doyen

Shamsur Rahman Faruqi: The Doyen

Veteran Urdu critic, writer, poet and theorist looks back on his life and times, and literature in a two-part interview

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Kashmir: An Unending Story of Tragedy and Trauma

Kashmir: An Unending Story of Tragedy and Trauma

Article 370 strips Jammu & Kashmir of its special status, but the story of tragedy and trauma in the world’s most militarised zone continues unabated

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Uzma Aslam  Khan: What The Body Remembers

Uzma Aslam Khan: What The Body Remembers

An interview the Pakistani writer who is out with her fifth novel, The Miraculous True History of Nomi Ali

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Asian Dub Foundation: Super Sonic

Asian Dub Foundation: Super Sonic

Steve Chandra Savale, lead guitarist and co-founder of the British electronica band Asian Dub Foundation, talks about the band's 1998 album, Rafi’s Revenge, a pot-pourri of jungle beats, breakbeat and bhangra, 21 years after it was released

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Quentin Tarantino: Show and Tell

Quentin Tarantino: Show and Tell

From Reservoir Dogs to Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood, Tarantino blazes a trail with his celebration of cinema, his subversion of history, and his compulsion for homage and pastiche

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Made to Order

Made to Order

A free-verse poem by the editor of micro indie publisher Saqi Books, London, who is also involved with various literary and literacy charities, including The Feminist Library and The Doorstep Library

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Leila Aboulela: Elsewhere, Love

Leila Aboulela: Elsewhere, Love

In her fifth novel Bird Summons, Aberdeen-based writer Leila Aboulela, one of the most significant writers from Africa, charts the journeys of three women in Scotland, and their lives that stretch out to loyalties in different continents

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Freedom and Other Poems

Freedom and Other Poems

Four poems by the author of 21 books of poetry and numerous other books of fiction, criticism, and essays. Dawes recently won the prestigious 2019 Windham/Campbell Award for Poetry

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