Congratulations to Dilman Dila
for having his short story "Homecoming"
selected among the 2008 Million
Notable Stories of 2007.
short story "Maiduguri Road"
was selected among the 2007 Million
Writers Award Notable Stories of 2006.
Basu's "The Black Tongue"
and Mita Ghose's "Grey,
White, Yellow" were selected as Notable Stories of 2005 in the 2006
StorySouth Million Writers Award. Anjana Basu's story "The
Black Tongue" place third among the Top 10.
Khan and Marlene Amero's story "Donkey Man"
the Notable Online Short Stories of 2003 in the StorySouth
Million Writers Award.
A Short Story
By Tirumal Mundargi
He bought saplings and fenced in the open space surrounding the property
with barbed wire. He placed pots of ornamental plants at the entranceway,
along the staircase and on the balcony. Soon the house was green with vegetation.
At the housewarming ceremony the guests exclaimed, "What a house!
Land Is My Land
Letter from Calcutta
The killings were all the more shocking because the villagers
who had confronted the police had apparently gone prepared for an unarmed
demonstration. There were women and children in the front ranks who had
apparently been used as shields by their menfolk in an attempt to prevent
Letter from Uganda
By Dilman Dila
Eventually, there are two parallel stories being told – the one by the
filmmaker and the one by the translator, sometimes very different from
“For memory is an imagination of a sort,” the Old Ones had told her.
“And even the lies we tell hold some shadow of reality.”
By Gretchen McCullough
University in Cairo’s Press Book of Modern Arabic Literature
Edited by Denys Johnson-Davies
Creeping Red Tide
By Anjana Basu
Red Sun: Travels in Naxalite
By Sudeep Chakravarti
Color of Evil
By Gowanus Editor
Thomas J. Hubschman
The eyes of the killers, those evil,
infinite chambers of supernatural mischief were always and most emphatically
"black." Did anyone describe Serbian or Khmer Rouge eyes that way?
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