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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Photo: Renee Rosensteel.
Three Poems by Ali Cobby Eckermann
Ali Cobby Eckermann, a Yankunytjatjara and Australian poet, read at City of Asylum's 2014 Jazz Poetry Concert.
The Gypsy Goddess. Cover design by Studio Helen. Credit: Atlantic Books.
The Gypsy Goddess by Meena Kandasamy
An excerpt from The Gypsy Goddess by Meena Kandasamym, an experimental novelization of an uprising and massacre of agricultural workers in India, and a meditation on the impossibility of writing a novel.

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.