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Excerpt: The Dream of My Return by Horacio Castellanos Moya

The Dream of My Return is the newest novel by City of Asylum writer-in-residence Horacio Castellanos Moya.

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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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Family Life, by Akhil Sharma

“To me, the book still feels undone”: Akhil Sharma on Family Life

“It took about twelve and a half years to write Family Life, so it wasn’t so much that I prepared for that voice and did it, as if preparing for a role.” In this interview, celebrated author Akhil Sharma discusses his painstaking writing process and the careful construct of his latest novel.

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Nietzsche's Camel Must Die

Nietzsche’s Camel Must Die: An Invitation to Say ‘No’ by Rewa Zeinati

Read an exclusive excerpt from Rewa Zeinati‘s first creative nonfiction book, Nietzche’s Camel Must Die: An Invitation to Say ‘No.’ A compilation of 115 daily Facebook notes, the themes range from women’s status and gender roles to kitchen sink grinders and men’s beards.

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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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Fiction

  • 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.

    Read more...

  • 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.

    Read more...

  • 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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