A few years ago, when I was young and hadn’t yet read Siegfried Lenz or Arno Schmidt – and neither, as it happens, Kurt Tucholsky, Karl Valentin or Georg C. Lichtenberg; moreover, I hadn’t read Jakob van Hoddis, Kurt Schwitters or Georg Heym, the sad, unfortunate Georg Heym – and when in spi…
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‘These students only learn about Mauritius through our country’s literature; they are taught little to no Mauritian history.’
Ariel Saramandi visits a lycée in Mauritius.
‘The next editor of the university newspaper was chosen each year by a panel.’
A short story by Frances Leviston, set in the cut-throat world of student journalism.
‘Many of the town’s elders are residential school survivors.’
Nadim Roberts investigates the legacy of residential school in Tuktoyaktuk, Canada.
‘I thought she was the prettiest girl in our school. No one else seemed to think so.’
A short story about a high school friendship, by Che Yeun.
‘After my first day of clown school I tried to drop out.’
Nuar Alsadir goes to clown school at Yale.
Translated by Janet Hendrickson
Janet Hendrickson teaches Spanish at the University of Iowa. Her translation of The Future is Not Ours, an anthology of twenty young Latin American fiction writers was published in 2012. Her translations have appeared in Zoetrope: All-Story, n+1 and Words Without Borders, among others.More about the translator →