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Words without Borders: January 2014: Kurdish Literature

 

This month we present writing by Kurdish authors. Writers from various regions and dialects consider questions of nation, language, and identity.

Bakhtiyar Ali sees an assassin draw the line 

Abdulla Pashew considers poetic morality

Kajal Ahmad delineates a politics of the body

And more from Yavuz EkinciHama JazaJamal KhambarMurathan MunganMurat ÖzyaşarZiad Rashad, and Alber Sabanoglu. Our special section of Polish literary reportage sends Paweł Smoleński to Kurdistan, Witold Szablowski to Bangladesh, andAndrzej Stasiuk to Kyrgyzstan. And in the third installment of  "Spirit Summoning,"Sakumi Tayama's fake mediums get a real surprise.

The Year in Review 

Look back on our banner tenth-anniversary year, which included the publication of WWB's first e-anthology, the inaugural presentation of the Ottaway Award to Drenka Willen, and our best-attended gala ever. Read all about it here

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The City and the Writer: In New York City with Rowan Ricardo Phillips

Can you describe the mood of New York City as you feel/see it?

 Feeling New York happen is like experiencing feeling through a turning kaleidoscope. If you've ever thought to drink what you see turning in a kaleidoscope, on the rocks, that's the mood of New York. A liquid subjunctive. more>>>

Elisa Wouk Almino reviews Albert Cossery's Laziness in the Fertile Valley

In a musty, cavernous house, three brothers, their father, and uncle sleep through day and night. more>>>

WWB: The Best of the First Ten Years

Buy a copy of our new e-anthology with some of our favorite work from our first ten years.

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