People in the West are aware of the hardship and bewilderment that accompanied the political and economic transformation of central and eastern Europe after 1989. They also believe that they understand the origins of the problem. But they do not realize that the events of 1989 completely altered cen…
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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 Paul Wilson
Paul Wilson is a Canadian translator and writer. He lived in Czechoslovakia for ten years before he was exiled by the Communist government. He is currently working on a translation of Vaclav Havel’s play The Memorandum.More about the translator →