They returned to the beginning. War approached, and the city was being emptied. I walked two miles into the wild with a boy who showed me how Gaga – and the country, the Central African Republic – was being turned inside out. The jungle paths had become the alleyways of a more secretive, older f…
A Place on Earth: Scenes from a War
Best of Best of Young American Novelists
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.
The Tamarind is Always Sour
‘By law, the more than one million Rohingya in Myanmar are almost all excluded from Myanmar citizenship, making them the largest stateless group in the world.’
A Pinch of Salt
‘When we’re close to weaning / ourselves history gives us its reasons / to return’