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One World Two: A Second Global Anthology of Short Stories

Edited by Ovo Adagha and Chris Brazier

The One World project exists to convey the reader across continents, cultures and landscapes. Volume One was a highly acclaimed compilation of short stories from across the globe and continues to be a regular set text on literature courses around the world.

One World Two builds and expands on these ambitions. It is broader in its geographic and linguistic scope, featuring 21 writers drawn from every continent, as well as stories translated from Arabic and Portuguese.

It features both established stars and others still building a reputation. Those with an international profile and a steady fan base include Edwidge Danticat (who has just received the Toni Morrison Award for exceptional literary work in fiction and memoir), Aminatta Forna, Daniel Alarcon, Ana Menéndez, Fan Wu and Viet Thanh Nguyen (whose novel The Sympathizer won the 2016 Pulitzer prize for Fiction).

The Daily Assortment of Astonishing Things: The Caine Prize for African Writing 2016

The Caine Prize for African Writing is Africa’s leading literary prize, and is awarded to a short story by an African writer published in English, whether in Africa or elsewhere. Every year, New Internationalist publishes the five shortlisted stories, along with 12 stories written at the Caine Prize Writers’ Workshop. We currently work in partnership with eight African publishers to make the anthology available across the continent.

FT Kola’s Cleopatra, featured in this magazine, was written at the writers’ workshop, which this year took place in Zambia. The workshop also included an unprecedented four former winners (NoViolet Bulawayo, Namwali Serpell, Okwiri Oduor and Tope Folarin).

This year’s Caine Prize winner was Lidudumalingani from South Africa for Memories We Lost.

Cooked Up: Food Fiction from Around the World

Compiled by Elaine Chiew

Food is our common ground, bringing together families, communities and cultures. How we cook and eat it can tell us a lot about ourselves. Food can evoke memories, good and bad; can be symbolic of where we come from or where we want to be.

Celebrating this universal experience, Cooked Up draws together 16 authors from all over the world, each bringing to the table a unique literary interpretation of the food theme. Meals are prepared and shared from Laos to an Indian kitchen in the US, from Korea to war-torn Croatia, and the short form is put through its paces with several pieces of flash fiction and a stoku from Ben Okri.

Water: New Short Fiction From Africa

Edited by Nick Mulgrew and Karina Szczurek

Short Story Day Africa (SSDA) brings together writers, readers, booksellers, publishers, teachers and schoolchildren to write, submit, read and discuss stories. This is the third in the SSDA collection of anthologies which aim to break one-dimensional views of African storytelling and fiction writing.

This compilation of 21 stories chosen from the 400+ entries to the project’s annual short-story competition, this time on the theme of Water, includes the three prize winners: Cat Hellisen, Mark Winkler and Alex Latimer.

The theme of the next competition is Migrations and many of the submissions will come from the SSDA workshops which took place in June in Johannesburg (South Africa), Lagos (Nigeria), Nairobi (Kenya), Windhoek (Namibia), Yaoundé (Cameroon), Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), and Dar es Salaam (Tanzania).

Recent novels from New Internationalist:


‘A compelling novel that brings the big picture of climate change, economic greed and runaway inequality down to a deeply personal level through the story of a relationship between a woman and a man.’

Dr Vandana Shiva, environmentalist and author.

Haifa Fragments

‘A most welcome addition to Palestinian literature, especially as it sheds light on subjects often considered taboo. [For] anyone who wants to understand the social and cultural mechanism of a fragmented society that lives under several layers of oppression.’

Mahmoud Muna, This Week in Palestine

Our fiction titles and other books are available from our online shops in print and ebook formats. Go to newint.org/books/fiction

Note: The Caine Prize and Short Story Day Africa are published in Africa by a range of local publishers. In North America the Caine Prize is published by Interlink Books.

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