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‘In Cuba, my books fall apart and vanish’

Top novelist Leonardo Padura talks with Vanessa Baird on why his books disappear in Cuba, and his hopes and fears for the country’s future.

Filed in: Cuba Culture Fiction Politics

Blogging the Caine Prize 2013

The shortlist is out! Bloggers from all over the world are reviewing each story in turn before the winner is announced on 8 July.

Filed in: Africa Fiction

Best of the Arts 2011

We watched, we read, we listened: New Internationalist’s favourite films, books and music from last year.

Filed in: Art Fiction Film Music

Michael Morpurgo writes his own happy ending

The children’s author, poet and playwright reflects on London riots and the Pied Piper.

Filed in: Fiction

Interview with Arundhati Roy

Arundhati Roy speaks out: on the moral police of India’s anti-corruption campaign, on the silence surrounding civil wars, and on despotism and democracy.

Filed in: Fiction India

Ben Okri

The award-winning Nigerian poet and novelist tells Rowenna Davis why now is the time for new dreams.

Filed in: Fiction Nigeria Poetry

Monica Ali

Award-winning author Monica Ali reveals why feminism and Princess Diana are on her mind just now.

Filed in: Fiction

Margaret Atwood

The legendary Canadian author talks to Rowenna Davis about activism, women and breaking the male stronghold over ‘serious’ literature.

Filed in: Fiction

The Awakening

There’s revolution in the capital. But will it touch the lives of Memnatu and the villagers of Salmaga, far away? A short story by Chris Brazier, inspired by people he came to know in Burkina Faso in 1985.

Filed in: Burkina Faso Fiction

Letters from Gandhi

What would Gandhi say today? Anthony Kelly and Jason MacLeod ask his spirit.

Filed in: Fiction Non-Violence

Mariamma's shame

The girl had done nothing wrong – but her caste and sex meant that she was going to be punished all the same. By Dalit writer Bama.

Filed in: Fiction India

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