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In Conversation | Kamila Shamsie & Sunjeev Sahota
A conversation between Kamila Shamsie and Sunjeev Sahota.
Momtaza Mehri and Warsan Shire talk about nineties London, parentification and diasporic inheritances.
‘The self is the work of art. Criticism puts that self in the service of other art.’
The authors discuss the multiplicity of the self, the idea of necessity, and how to work with what you lack.
The authors of Flèche and physical discuss the state of queer poetry in Britain, how to make poetry alive and what an anthology can mean.
The authors discuss music, the internet’s gamified reading culture and reading your reviews.
‘The tide carries my books from my head to a place that is no longer mine.’
The authors discuss friendship, the sea and finishing their novels.
‘I think he saw the German spirit as one in which suffering or an appreciation of suffering was essential.’
Photographer Stephen Gill, whose photo-book Please Notify the Sun came out in 2021, speaks to Granta.
‘I may have mentioned this at a prior time but there are around 250,000 words in the English language, yet within the utilitarian scale they seem consumed according to advertising and profit.’
‘You wake up every day saying has the poem agreed to cooperate today or not?’ Terrance Hayes and Nick Makoha in conversation.
A Wider Patch of Sky
‘We’re so much more than those things. Citizen or undocumented. Border Patrol or immigrant.’
Letters between Javier Zamora and Francisco Cantú.
‘I’m drawn to the irrational because it has the potential to radicalise our senses.’
The authors discuss ghosts, transgenerational mourning and communal cooking.