Membranes are porous biological interfaces that regulate flows between one zone and another, allowing some substances to pass and blocking others. This issue, guest-edited by award-winning writer Rana Dasgupta, is devoted to currents of all kinds, and to the barriers that check them.
‘Alex had been sent to this remote district between north and south Sudan to update maps. It was an information-gathering project run by an American NGO based in the capital, Khartoum, nine hundred kilometers to the north.’
‘We’ve always been entwined in life and in death with other creatures, although often too much time has elapsed to be able to interpret with any certainty what some of these symbols and artefacts mean.’
The copyright to all contents of this site is held either by Granta or by the individual authors, and none of the material may be used elsewhere without written permission. For reprint enquiries,