Transnational Literature http://transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace <p>To view the full journal, past issues and to see our submission guidelines, please visit <a href="https://transnationalliterature.org/">https://transnationalliterature.org/</a></p> en-US TransnationalLit@bathspa.ac.uk (For further info or questions please email) support@ubitechsolutions.com (Ubitech Solutions Pvt Ltd.) Mon, 18 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0000 OJS 3.2.0.2 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 Are We Here Just For Saying? http://transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/218 <p><strong>Are we here just for saying? </strong>is a lyrical essay in the form of a memoir. It follows a regular bike ride along a river through the seasons of the year and of a life, the cycles of the sun, as the rider wonders what names to call things by, taking a hint from Rilke about why we are here as creatures of language.</p> Nicholas Jose Copyright (c) 2021 Nicholas Jose https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 http://transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/218 Thu, 14 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Bordering Heritage http://transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/157 <p>An autobiographical interrogation of multiple heritages at a conference on the Irish border.</p> Dan O'Carroll Copyright (c) 2021 Dan O'Carroll https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 http://transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/157 Thu, 14 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Learning To Bake http://transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/155 <p>An artist, in touch with his father only through phonecalls, contemplates his care.</p> Janhavi Acharekar Copyright (c) 2021 Janhavi Acharekar https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 http://transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/155 Thu, 14 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Passport Control http://transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/156 <p>Questions at an airport Passport Control lead to an interesting encounter.</p> Nudrat Siddiqui Copyright (c) 2021 Nudrat Siddiqui https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 http://transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/156 Thu, 14 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0000 The Crossing http://transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/211 <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">An extract from a coming of age novel Bed, Table, Door forthcoming from Wrecking Ball Press, UK in 2022 </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">about </span><strong>a Hungarian couple, Sofie and Samu,</strong><span style="font-weight: 400;"> who escape from socialist Hungary to England during the Thatcher era. </span></p> Csilla Toldy Copyright (c) 2021 Csilla Toldy https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 http://transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/211 Thu, 14 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Westward Ho! http://transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/196 <p><strong><em>Abstract</em></strong></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Annemarie Schwarzenbach was a Swiss writer, photographer and traveller who visited the Middle East and Persia several times in the mid-nineteen-thirties. In an attempt to free herself from morphine addiction, she left Geneva in June 1939 with fellow Swiss traveller Ella Maillart, the two women driving overland to Afghanistan. They parted company in Kabul, met again briefly in India from where Schwarzenbach travelled back by steamship to Genoa. War had broken out, she was restless, addicted, and unsure where her life was heading. After a short stay in Switzerland, she was back in Genoa and caught the steamship </span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Manhattan</span><em><span style="font-weight: 400;"> bound for New York, where her friends Erika and Klaus Mann were in exile, and where she would meet the young writer Carson McCullers. Written on board the </span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Manhattan</span><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">, this short text illustrates Schwarzenbach’s wandering spirit, her trustafarian, romantic view of Asia, as well as her lyrical gift. In New York her addiction and disorientation took a turn for the worse, she was committed to Bellevue psychiatric clinic and eventually expelled from the United States. She died in Switzerland in November 1942, from injuries sustained in a fall from her bicycle. Schwarzenbach’s photos were the subject of a major exhibition in the Klee Center in Bern in September 2020.</span></em></p> Padraig Rooney Copyright (c) 2021 Padraig Rooney https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 http://transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/196 Thu, 14 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Casteism http://transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/200 <p>It is a short story about how casteism is inherent in our contemporary Indian society.</p> <p>[Translated by Somdatta Mandal from the original Bangla story “Barnabad” by Manoranjan Byapari]</p> SOMDATTA Mandal Copyright (c) 2021 SOMDATTA Mandal https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 http://transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/200 Thu, 14 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Water Thy Shadow http://transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/220 <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">From the confines of a North London bedsit, Boka embarks on a journey to find a job and escape his mother’s hold on the future, the same grip she held on his late brother’s life. </span></p> Isaac Oine Ugbabe Copyright (c) 2021 Isaac Oine Ugbabe https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 http://transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/220 Thu, 14 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Black Pelican http://transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/212 <p>An extract from, Black Pelican, a memoir reflecting a Third Culture upbringing in the Middle East, Nigeria and the West.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></p> Catherine Okoronkwo Copyright (c) 2021 Catherine Okoronkwo https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 http://transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/212 Thu, 14 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Rows of Lavender http://transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/206 <p>The narrative of <em>Rows of Lavender </em>centres around Hani, a young Somali woman, and reflects the inhuman conditions of detention centres in Malta which are unhygienic and lack access to mental health care. It also explores the concept of migration, reaching the wrong destination and adapting to a new culture. </p> <p> </p> Amber Duivenvoorden Copyright (c) 2021 Amber Duivenvoorden https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 http://transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/206 Thu, 14 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Letting Go: A Prayer http://transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/237 <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Letting Go: A Prayer</span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;"> explores the challenges of being a young Muslim in Britain. Written in reference to ongoing human rights abuses in China, the narrative considers the impact of international atrocities on youth at home, and the effect of pervading feelings of threat and physical violence on similar-looking bodies. The story is told through the perspective of a single mother preparing her son for the future, and it considers racial trauma, loneliness, and familial love.</span></p> Misbah Ahmed Copyright (c) 2021 Misbah Ahmed https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 http://transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/237 Thu, 14 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Kenyan Poetry Section : Intro http://transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/263 Ngwatilo Mawiyoo Copyright (c) 2021 Ngwatilo Mawiyoo https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 http://transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/263 Mon, 18 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Kenyan Poetry Section http://transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/258 <p>Poems from 4 Kenyan poets.&nbsp;</p> Ngwatilo Mawiyoo, Michelle K Angwenyi, Bethuel Muthee, Alexis Teyie Copyright (c) 2021 Ngwatilo Mawiyoo, Alexis Teyie, Michelle K. Angwenyi, Bethuel Muthee https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 http://transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/258 Thu, 14 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Featured poet - Len Verwey http://transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/259 Len Verway Copyright (c) 2021 Len Verway https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 http://transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/259 Thu, 14 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0000 A Bible Story http://transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/246 <p>Poem about inter-racial relationships</p> Angela Costi Copyright (c) 2021 Angela Costi https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 http://transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/246 Mon, 18 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Ferienhaus Kaapes, Holsthum http://transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/253 <p>Poem about loss</p> John Glenday Copyright (c) 2021 John Glenday https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 http://transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/253 Thu, 14 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Anachronistic Translations http://transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/254 Joshua Ip Copyright (c) 2021 Joshua Ip https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 http://transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/254 Thu, 14 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Grains of Memories http://transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/251 <p>Poem about homesickness</p> Ngoi Hui Chien Copyright (c) 2021 Ngoi Hui Chien https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 http://transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/251 Thu, 14 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Succession Planning, Northern Rivers, Australia, January 2020 http://transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/243 <p>Poem about the 2020 Australian bushfires.</p> Rosanna Licari Copyright (c) 2021 Rosanna Licari https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 http://transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/243 Mon, 18 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0000 The Larger World http://transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/257 <p>Poem about Bermudan history/ global warming</p> Nancy Anne Miller Copyright (c) 2021 Nancy Anne Miller https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 http://transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/257 Thu, 14 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0000 The Daily Haiku: Where Time Zones Collide http://transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/294 <p>Amanda White introduces the project, The Daily Haiku and charts its success across the globe.</p> Amanda White Copyright (c) 2021 Amanda White https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 http://transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/294 Thu, 14 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0000 The Daily Haiku: Where Time Zones Collide http://transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/286 <p>A conversation between Helene Guojah and The Great Margin, including some of Guojah's haiku written as part of The Daily Haiku project.</p> Helene Guojah Copyright (c) 2021 Helene Guojah https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 http://transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/286 Thu, 14 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0000 The Daily Haiku: Where Time Zones Collide http://transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/288 <p>A conversation between Eric McLachlan and The Great Margin, including some of McLachlan's haiku written as part of The Daily Haiku project.</p> Eric McLachlan Copyright (c) 2021 Eric McLachlan https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 http://transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/288 Mon, 18 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0000 The Daily Haiku: Where Time Zones Collide http://transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/290 <p>A conversation between Amita Paul and The Great Margin, including some of Paul's haiku written as part of The Daily Haiku project.</p> Amita Paul Copyright (c) 2021 Amita Paul https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 http://transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/290 Thu, 14 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0000 The Daily Haiku: Where Time Zones Collide http://transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/289 <p>A conversation between Cathryn Stone and The Great Margin, including some of Stone's haiku written as part of The Daily Haiku project.</p> Cathryn Stone Copyright (c) 2021 Cathryn Stone https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 http://transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/289 Thu, 14 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0000 The Daily Haiku: Where Time Zones Collide http://transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/285 <p>A conversation between Neetu Malik and The Great Margin, including some of Malik's haiku written as part of The Daily Haiku project.</p> Neetu Malik Copyright (c) 2021 Neetu Malik https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 http://transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/285 Thu, 14 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0000 The Daily Haiku: Where Time Zones Collide http://transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/291 <p>A conversation between Elizabeth Tunstall and The Great Margin, including some of Tunstall's haiku written as part of The Daily Haiku project.</p> Elizabeth Tunstall Copyright (c) 2021 Elizabeth Tunstall https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 http://transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/291 Thu, 14 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0000 “Third Culture Kids”: Detachment, Adolescence, and Yann Martel’s Self http://transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/210 <p>This interdisciplinary paper uses Third Culture studies (drawn from the social sciences) in tandem with literary analysis of Canadian/ Third Culture Yann Martel’s first novel <em>Self</em> (1996) to argue that Martel’s work exemplifies both the international freedoms of Third Culture individuals and the psychology of Third Culture itself, which is, as I suggest here, seemingly stuck in an adolescent phase of identity-formation. Third Culture tends to connote expatriate privilege, including the ability to cross borders at will with an ease other types of dislocated populations do not enjoy. Literary analysis allows me to reconsider Martel’s novel and fruitfully intervene in scholarship addressing the vexed internationalism expressed in it. &nbsp;I also further the scholarship on Third Culture, especially as it engages with the interaction between rootlessness and privilege, and with the possibility that internationally disrupted adolescence renders national commitments permanently unstable.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Antje Rauwerda Copyright (c) 2021 Antje Rauwerda https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 http://transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/210 Thu, 14 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Transnational Writing to Aminatta Forna http://transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/224 <p>I was fascinated by Aminatta Forna’s keynote speech at the conference <em>Transnational Literature and Writing: Follow the Sun.</em> This creative-critical and personal letter addressed to Aminatta Forna is a response to her keynote speech about the transnational writer.</p> Jessica Sanfilippo-Schulz Copyright (c) 2021 Jessica Sanfilippo-Schulz https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 http://transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/224 Thu, 14 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Plan B Audio by Jane Joritz-Nakagawa (Isobar Press, Tokyo & London, 2020) Reviewed by Pam Brown http://transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/239 Pam Brown Copyright (c) 2021 Pam Brown https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 http://transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/239 Thu, 14 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Scatterlings by Rešoketšwe Manenzhe (Jacana Media, Johannesburg, 2020) Reviewed by Kristien Potgieter http://transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/262 Kristien Potgieter Copyright (c) 2021 Kristien Potgieter https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 http://transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/262 Thu, 14 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0000 The Subtweet by Vivek Shraya (ECW Press, Toronto, 2020) Reviewed By Asma Sayed and Jacqueline Walker http://transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/241 <p>Book Review of Vivek Shraya's The Subtweet&nbsp;</p> Asma Sayed, Jacqueline Walker Copyright (c) 2021 Asma Sayed, Jacqueline Walker https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 http://transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/241 Thu, 14 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Lightseekers by Femi Kayode (Mulholland Books, New York, 2021) Reviewed by Saliha Haddad http://transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/260 Saliha Haddad Copyright (c) 2021 Saliha Haddad https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 http://transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/260 Thu, 14 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0000 I Don't Expect Anyone to Believe me by Juan Pablo Villalobos (And Other Stories, Sheffield, 2020). Reviewed by Jayne Marshall http://transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/261 Jayne Marshall Copyright (c) 2021 Jayne Marshall https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 http://transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/261 Thu, 14 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0000