News & Events | ALR

For a taste of what's in ALR32, follow the link to read our selection of free-to-view articles. A good place to start is From the EditorsThen read Jessica Faleiro's Arrival: Notes from a Migrant Goan. Sample some of the issue's poetry with Amlanjyoti Goswami and Anuradha Gupta and enjoy the extraordinary photography of Coventry's nonagenarian Masterji.

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Maganbhai Patel © Ravindra Patel
Photography | Maganbhai Patel

Maganbhai Patel is better known as Masterji, a portrait photographer of the Coventry South-Asian community. In November 2016 his first solo exhibition opened to massive acclaim, with features on local, national and international television, online and in local and national newspapers.

Non-fiction | Jessica Faleiro

Nobody tells you how vulnerable you’re about to become. The plane lands and your emotions start to heighten once you pass through immigration. Even if someone is waiting for you in Arrivals, you know somewhere deep within that your whole world is about to change. You just have no idea how, or how much.

Poetry | Amlanjyoti Goswami

Memory is a desert, she takes us

to the dust of construction sites, a broken trail of

bricks and Banksies, hiding on the corner wall....

Poetry | Anuradha Gupta

I should have kept it –

the tongue I grew up with,

the language of my mother

and her mother before her...

Madeleine Thien © Rawi Hage
Interviews | ALR

This year, Madeleine Thien has been honoured with Canada’s Governor General’s Award and the Scotiabank Giller prize, and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. She took time out recently to speak to the ALR about her novel, Do Not Say We Have Nothing, and about the role of a writer in a changing world.

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English PEN is delighted to be collaborating with the ALR  on PEN Presents... East and South-east Asia, a project open to literary translators who have an author from the region whose work they plan to translate into English and develop for publication. More...

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Free Fall - Chiang Yomei

Two Zero Four Seven - Tammy Ho

Those Plastic Sunflowers - Sonnet Mondal

In Memory of Flight MH-370 - Reshma Ruia

 

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Appropriate My Ass! - Michael Vatikiotis

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Bullfights, Thai-style - Melody Kemp

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Image courtesy of Sotheby's Hong Kong
Poetry | Chiang Yomei

We're in free fall

from life to life 

From the gallows on Tower Hill

to a palace in Old Cathay...

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In this Issue

News & Events | ALR Staff

 

For a taste of what's in ALR32, read our selection of free-to-view articles. A good place to start is From the Editors

Then read Jessica Faleiro's Arrival: Notes from a Migrant Goan. Sample some of the issue's poetry with Amlanjyoti Goswami and Anuradha Gupta and enjoy the extraordinary photography of Coventry's nonagenarian Masterjiwho also provided our front and back covers. Non-subscribers can read  a couple of free-to-view paragraphs for each piece in the issue, followed by a link to our subscription page. There's a range of fiction and non-fiction, and we include an exclusive interview with Madeleine Thien, winner of Canada's Scotiabank Giller and Governor General's prizes, and shortlisted for the 2016 Booker. More....

Non-fiction | Jessica Faleiro

 

Nobody tells you how vulnerable you’re about to become. The plane lands and your emotions start  to heighten once you pass through immigration. Even if someone is waiting for you in Arrivals, you know somewhere deep within that your whole   world is about to change. You just have no idea how, or how much.

Photography | Maganbhai Patel

 

Maganbhai Patel is better known as Masterji, a portrait photographer of the Coventry South-Asian community. In November 2016 his first solo exhibition opened to massive acclaim, with features on local, national and international television, online and in local and national newspapers. In March 2017 his black and white photographs will be a centrepiece of the Mumbai Focus International Photography Festival. This from a man celebrating his ninety-fourth year. In this article, we reflect on the art of the Master through his portrayal of the lives of South-Asian migrants to Coventry during the second half of the twentieth century.

Reviews

‘There are more poets than stray dogs in this country,’ Thitsar Ni, a leader of a Burmese poetic pack was heard to lament at a Yangon teashop. Burma/Myanmar, with its diverse literary and oral traditions, should not surprise you if it brags the highest density on earth of poets per square mile.

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