Translating Migration poetry submission

Translation Migration inviting migrants to submit their original poetry for publication. Poems can be submitted in any language and will be translated to English for publication. More details from the Translation Migrant website A GLOBAL ANTHOLOGY IN TRANSLATION With support from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Translating Migration brings... Continue Reading →

Iraqi Author Usama Al Shahmani ‘jumping the fence of the unknown’

Shahmani – protagonist in his own novel – hears the word ‘hiking’ for the first time in a hostel for asylum seekers in Aarau. He does not know what it means; Iraqis do not go walking in the woods or climb mountains. People do not have positive associations with the woods, which, in his homeland,... Continue Reading →

The Dream of a Baghdad Night

A story from One Thousand and One Nights “Ḥikāyatu iflāsi rajulin min baḡdād” A man from Baghdad loses all his wealth. One night, a voice in his dreams reveals to him that his fortune is in Cairo and bids him to go there. Upon reaching Cairo, he decides to spend the night in a mosque. ... Continue Reading →

Victoria University Short Story Prize for New Writers The victoria University Short Story prize is open for new or emerging writers from all around the world. The first prize is $6000 and two runner-up prizes of $1000. all three winners will be published in spring issue of Overland . The prize is for original pieces... Continue Reading →

Culture: Yemen: A trip to Sanaa

A City of Gardens, Greeks and Turks The city was also home to a sizeable Greek population; the Greeks owned all kinds of stores, selling matches, cigarette papers, tins of sardines, paraffin lamps, mirrors, clothes and all kinds of alcoholic beverages. They had previously been employed in the excavation of the Suez Canal in Egypt.... Continue Reading →

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