The Village Indian

The Village Indian by Abbas Khider

The Village Indian tells author Abbas Khider’s own story of exile. With elements of both tragedy and comedy, the following excerpt – Chapter 6: The Miracles – details the many “miracles” that allow Khider’s fictional protagonist, Rasul Hamid, to flee from Iraq to Germany.

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Bones Will Crow

Bones Will Crow Revisited: Poems from Khin Aung Aye and Pandora

Two poems from Bones Will Crow, the first anthology of contemporary Burmese poetry translated into English: “Achilles’ Heel” by Khin Aung Aye and “The Sniper” by Pandora. Both poems are translated by the poet Ko Ko Thett.

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Artwork by Luis Trápaga

A Message for Grethel by Ahmel Echevarría Peré

Writer, photographer, and editor, Ahmel Echevarría Peré is the author of the novels Pastel Para Pitbulls, La Noria, and Búfalos Camino al Matadero. His short stories have appeared in numerous anthologies. He is a regular contributor to independent Cuban affairs online magazines.

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Luis Trapaga drawing

The Same Eyes by Lizabel Mónica

Lizabel Mónica is a writer whose experimental concepts alternate with narrative texts of high precision and transparency, where a certain pervert urge of her characters is always the result of corporal repression in human behavior. She is a writer of fiction, editor and art critic.

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Artwork by El Sexto

Graphomania by Lien Carrazana Lau

Writer, digital editor, painter, and graphic designer, Carranza Lau is the author of Faithless, a collection of short stories, and her stories have appeared in several anthologies. She is staff member of the opinion, literary and news website Diario de Cuba.

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The Writers Block: Mazen Maarouf
The Writer’s Block: A Video Q&A With Mazen Maarouf
"I never wrote poetry to clash with any side." Mazen Maarouf, a Palestinian poet and writer raised in Lebanon, currently lives in exile in Iceland. In this interview, he reveals why he doesn’t write political poetry and how he approaches the trans Read more...
Ritsos Diaries of Exile
Three Poems from Yannis Ritsos’ Diaries of Exile
Presenting three poems from Diaries of Exile by Greek poet Yannis Ritsos, whose works were burned and banned several times between 1936 and 1970. Now, the latest version of his work is short-listed for the 2014 PEN Award for Poetry in Trans Read more...
The Conspiracy
The Conspiracy by Israel Centeno
Described as "a rare voice from Venezuela" and "one of the great undiscovered literary experiences", Israel Centeno's newly translated book The Conspiracy is a perfect summer read. Enjoy an excerpt from this novel today.

Literary Voices

  • The Conspiracy
    The Conspiracy by Israel Centeno

    Described as “a rare voice from Venezuela” and “one of the great undiscovered literary experiences”, Israel Centeno’s newly translated book The Conspiracy is a perfect summer read. Enjoy an excerpt from this novel today.

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    Tunisian Poetry: Ali Znaidi

    Sampsonia Way is pleased to share five previously unpublished poems by Tunisian poet Ali Znaidi, including “More More More,” “The Sweet Water of Dream,” “Rebirth”, “The Beauty of Tunisian Women,” and “O, Wind!”

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