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June 2010

The Queer Issue

Image: Angela Jimenez, Night Stage raising crew, listening, 2006.

WWB delves into the world of international queer writing this June, and returns with a chorus of some of the most striking voices in this underexplored realm. The writers in this issue defy convention with the variety of their literary styles and the rare clarity that each brings to our theme. They may visit the familiar ground of letters to old lovers, walks down memory lane, and fights over directions, but there's no mistaking the queer genius of invention at play in all their work. Look in with us on the world told anew by Angela Dimitrakaki, Fabrice Neaud, Syahmedi Dean, Gunther Geltinger, Sofi Oksanen, Yehoshuah Bar-Yosef, Ewa Schilling, and Dmitry Kuzmin.

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Book Reviews

Alain Mabanckou’s “Broken Glass”

Reviewed by Anderson Tepper

Alain Mabanckou, the young Congolese author of African Pyscho, seems intent on subverting all the clichés about African writing

Linda Ferri’s “Cecilia”

Reviewed by Morten Høi Jensen

Cecilia, Linda Ferri’s latest novel, retells the myth of Saint Cecilia, the Roman nobleman’s daughter who would become the patron saint of music and a Christian martyr

Recent Issues

Rewriting Caste: Dalit Literature in Hindi

The Past in the Present: Writing from Georgia

Crucible of Languages and Cultures: Writing from Macau

Turning the Kaleidoscope: Writing from Lebanon

The Queer Issue IX

The World through the Eyes of Writers: Celebrating Fifteen Years

Several Worlds Simultaneously: Seeking Argentina

Charged with Humanity: Six Hungarian Women Writers

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