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June 1999's Issue

Green Cities

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A History Of Ideas

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End Piece

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Exit From Auto Hell

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Cities The Facts

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It Rains Fishmeal

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The NI Interview

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Keynote

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Letters

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Mirror, Mirror...

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Green Odyssey

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Madagascar

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Seizing The Reins

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Reviews

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Shapes Of Cities

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Update

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The NI Crossword

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World Fiction

Fiction has entered a new era. Writers of novels and short stories are no longer writing only for their own nation or even for readers speaking their own language but are breaking national boundaries and reaching a worldwide audience. In the process authors from Africa, Asia and Latin America are winning greater prominence – and a new phenomenon identified as ‘world writing’ has emerged.

This issue of New Internationalist not only analyses these developments but also showcases four exquisite short stories as examples: ‘Fat’ by Krys Lee from South Korea; ‘In The Garden’ by FT Kola from South Africa; ‘Ghosts’ by the Cuban-American Ana Menéndez; and ‘The Lake Retba Murder’ by Efemia Chela from Zambia and Ghana.

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