Black Britain-Beyond Definition.

Wasafiri Special Issue 64 Out Now!

Black Britain: Beyond Definition  

Guest Editors Bernardine Evaristo and Karen McCarthy Woolf

This special issue is all about what is happening in literature now.

It features some of Britain’s leading black writers as well as several writers

who are beginning their careers. My introduction examines the

landscape for writers of colour in Britain today and raises questions

about who is getting published and where imbalances need

to be redressed. There is something for everyone – interviews,

stories, reviews, essays, poetry, notes…. Bernardine Evaristo


Karen McCarthy Woolf – Snapshots: Six New Voices • Maggie Gee – ‘Stories and Survival’: An Interview with Jackie Kay • Jay Bernard – Land Narrative • JACOB ROSS – Notes: On Becoming a Novelist • Diana Evans – The Books That Made Me • Catherine Johnson – Stories and Lies • Nii Ayikwei Parkes – Textual Chemistry: My Journey from Science to Publishing • John McLeod – Extra Dimensions, New Routines: Contemporary Black Writing in Britain • Bernardine Evaristo – Statements of Intent: An interview with Kwame Kwei-Armah • Leone Ross – Fiction: Love Silk Food • Jenneba Sie-Jalloh – Fiction: The Candle Fixer – an extract • Sarah Ladipo Manyika – Life Writing: A Nigerian Composition • Jacob Sam-La Rose – Creative Futures • Natalie Teitler – The Complete Works: Developing New Poetries in Contemporary Britain

Plus Reviews

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