It is my first time back to Bar Beach, the most famous beach in Lagos, in almost twenty years. This was a place of weekend leisure for people of all classes when I was growing up, though my family did not visit it often, sometimes just once a year. It was also a place of violence, particularly durin…
Water Has No Enemy
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This extract from Sherman Alexie’s second novel Indian Killer follows a boy stolen from his family and adopted into another.
Daniel Alarcón | Interview
John Freeman interviews Daniel Alarcón about book piracy in Peru.
Home: Reflections for Anthony Shadid
Santiago Roncagliolo, Anthony Shadid, V. V. Ganeshananthan, Alia Malek, Teju Cole, Rabih Alameddine, Ha Jin, A.L. Kennedy, Yiyun Li, Rajesh Parameswaran, Robert Olen Butler, Rawi Hage, Mirza Waheed
‘I realize it is my fault: whenever I live in any country, everything turns wrong. I see it as a gift.’
‘I heard faint noises, the occasional car going down another street, a voice lightly thrown from its unseen body, the hum of distant machines, and the sound of my own breathing as I put one foot in. ’