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Roberta Levitow April 18, 2015 No Comments

WWB: Writing from the Tamil Diaspora

WWB Announces its April 2015 Issue Dedicated to Writing from the Tamil Diaspora

This month we present writing from the Tamil, selected and introduced by writer and translator Lakshmi Holmström.

The fourteen writers in this issue deploy a wide range of styles and plots as they grapple with questions of alienation, exile, and diaspora.

Sahitya Akademi Award winner Ashokamitran evokes Borges, Emily Dickinson, and Ambrose Bierce.

Sri Lankan novelist, essayist, and short story writer Appudurai Muttalingam finds a traditional community torn apart by war.

Poet and translator Sukumaran and Kutti Revathi—credited with created a new idiom within the poetics and politics of the Tamil literary tradition—add up the price paid for defying caste hierarchy.

The issue also features work by Sundara RamaswamyImayamDhamayanti, PerundeviDilip KumarAazhiyaalThirumavalavanMalathi MaitriSharmila Seyyid, and Krishangini.

In this month’s special feature, “New Armenian Writing by Women,” translator Nairi Hakhverdi selects and introduces new fiction from Shushan AvagyanAni AsatryanAnna Davtyan, and Lilit Karapetyan.