Selections of poems and fiction, sampling the richness and variety of the hundreds of authors in the issues. Plus a chance to hear and see a few of the authors in performance.
Six ways of crossing borders illegally
This novel by Iraqi writer Dhia Jubaili is an allegorical reading of the Sunni-Shi’i sectarian conflict following the Anglo-American occupation of Iraq. In a fantastical re-enactment of Italo Calvino’s The Cloven Viscount, an Iraqi man falls into the hands of two terrorists, a Chechen and an Afghani, on the Iraq-Syria border.