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The Lake Retba Murder (Le Meurtre au Lac Rose)

Roberto comes across a body in the lake and feels compelled to investigate – but all his lover Mireille seems to want is sex. Written by Efemia Chela.

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Ghosts

The suicide of a Cuban immigrant to Florida calls up all kinds of phantoms for Anna, herself a migrant from the Czech Republic. By Ana Menéndez.

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Fat

A young South Korean‘s attempts to avoid conscription by becoming obese cause uproar in his family. Written by Krys Lee.

Filed in: Fiction Korea, South

In The Garden

A eunuch scribe at the ancient Egyptian court in Alexandria witnesses a pivotal moment in the life of his young princess, Cleopatra. Written by FT Kola.

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What exactly is ‘world fiction’?

Chris Brazier interviews Elleke Boehmer, Professor of World Literature in English at Oxford University.

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Windows on the world

New Internationalist’s world fiction titles.

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And finally... Susan Abulhawa

Graeme Green talks to the Palestinian American author and human rights activist.

Filed in: Fiction Human Rights Palestine

A word with Okwiri Oduor

Kenyan author Okwiri Oduor talks to Chris Brazier about winning this year’s Caine Prize for African Writing.

Filed in: Fiction Kenya

‘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

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