A God is All Over Me

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April 2018

Ma’an Abu Taleb

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April 2018

There is a sense of calm, a deep quiet in the soul, that befalls me when I come face-to-face with an Israeli soldier. In...

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Danh Vo, Take My Breath Away

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April 2018

Tausif Noor

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April 2018

‘When you love, you are nailed to the cross,’ says a character in Rainer Fassbinder’s film In a Year of 13 Moons (1978). In...

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March 2018

Jamie Quatro's Fire Sermon

Megan Nolan

Book Review

March 2018

It is commonly agreed that desire is a self-perpetuating rather than substantive thing. Everyone from George Bernard Shaw to...

Poetry

March 2018

Three Poems

Leah Umansky

Poetry

March 2018

Stone   Stone heart. Stone deep. Stone minded. Turn to Stone. Stoned. Stone. I turn to stone when I’m...

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March 2018

Sofia Stevi, turning forty winks into a decade

Cal Revely-Calder

Art Review

March 2018

We’re prone to speak as if dreaming were either...

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March 2018

When We Were Nothing But Motion

Julie Reverb

Fiction

March 2018

Owen’s room was clean and his laugh genuine and...

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March 2018

Abi Andrews’s ‘The Word for Woman is Wilderness’

Josie Mitchell

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March 2018

‘Cetaceans are women’s allies in the war against patriarchy...

Interview

March 2018

Interview with Terre Thaemlitz

Kevin Brazil

Interview

March 2018

In the first room of Terre Thaemlitz’s 2017 exhibition...

Interview

March 2018

Interview with Claudia Rankine

Kayo Chingonyi

Interview

March 2018

Of all the books to enter the wider consciousness...

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Issue No. 21

Jonah

Johanna Hedva

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Issue No. 21

After The Eliza Battle, I went to Berlin to recuperate, to nurse my pride. I had been there many...

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Issue No. 21

On Work: Roundtable

The Editors

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Issue No. 21

In 2013 we encountered a pamphlet-sized book published by...

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Issue No. 21

Facing Future Feelings: The Portrait of Chelsea Manning

Hatty Nestor

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Issue No. 21

Last autumn I listened to an episode from the...

Poetry

March 2018

The Ark

Anthony Joseph

Poetry

March 2018

For Stephen Samuel Gordon: Spaceape.   Sun Ra was...

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March 2018

Editorial

The Editors

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March 2018

During his interview with Claudia Rankine in this issue,...

Luis Goytisolo’s ‘Recounting’

Book Review

March 2018

J. S. Tennant

Book Review

March 2018

In June last year the Spanish novelist Juan Goytisolo (interviewed in The White Review in 2014) died in Marrakesh, his home for decades. While his reputation never waned...

Book Review

March 2018

Yeng Pway Ngon’s ‘Unrest’

Dylan Suher

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March 2018

The four Chinese student activists of Yeng Pway Ngon’s Unrest were revolutionaries only for a moment; in the three decades that...

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February 2018

Bani Abidi & Naeem Mohaiemen, I wish to let you fall out of my hands (Chapter 1)

Skye Arundhati Thomas

Art Review

February 2018

Loneliness is mostly narrative. It also has an aesthetic: an empty tableau in which the lonely act is performed....

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February 2018

Jessie Greengrass’s ‘Sight’

Jonathan Gibbs

Book Review

February 2018

Jessie Greengrass’s debut story collection caught my eye with...

Poetry

February 2018

Three Poems

Belinda Zhawi

Poetry

February 2018

(this) black girl as shadow-boxer   Born soft, bulging,...

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February 2018

No One Here Gets Out Alive: Kaveh Golestan’s ‘Prostitutes’ Series

Joobin Bekhrad

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February 2018

‘The ruins of Rey are near Tehran!’ exclaimed the...

Interview

February 2018

In Conversation: Rowan Hisayo Buchanan and Eley Williams

Rowan Hisayo Buchanan

Interview

February 2018

It felt like everyone had been talking about Eley...

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February 2018

Tribute

Jennifer Atkins

Fiction

February 2018

Sometimes you think about Atlas and you cry. Poor...

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February 2018

Nicolas Party, Speakers; Hannah Ryggen, Woven Histories

Lili Owen Rowlands

Art Review

February 2018

The limestone statue of the diamond trader, imperialist and racist Cecil Rhodes that adorns the façade of Oxford’s Oriel...

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February 2018

Paris in August

Jacqueline Feldman

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February 2018

Although I had landed two hours before, I was...

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January 2018

Ngozi Onwurah, Three Short Films

Rashida Seriki

Art Review

January 2018

Three of Ngozi Onwurah’s exceptional shorts were screened at...

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January 2018

David Hayden’s ‘Darker With the Lights On’

Brian Dillon

Book Review

January 2018

In his 1970 essay ‘The Concept of Character in...

Poetry

January 2018

Three Poems

Susannah Dickey

Poetry

January 2018

And all the circus ponies had to go home...

RAQS MEDIA COLLECTIVE, TWILIGHT LANGUAGE

Art Review

January 2018

Priya Khanchandani

Art Review

January 2018

As you enter Raqs Media Collective’s exhibition ‘Twilight Language’ at the Whitworth in Manchester, the gallery lights are dimmed: as the title suggests, this show...

Fiction

January 2018

Flood

Seno Gumira Ajidarma

TR. Michael Bodden

Fiction

January 2018

Ten minutes before the floodwaters arrived, Pak Prawiro died. Who knows to where his soul sped off. Now only...

Book Review

January 2018

Carmen Maria Machado’s ‘Her Body and Other Parties’

Nicole Flattery

Book Review

January 2018

I’m reluctant to admit this but it’s often easier for me to write about a book I hated rather...

Maja Čule, Mouth

Art Review

January 2018

Nadia Quadmani

Art Review

January 2018

The contemporary hunter-gatherer does not hunt to survive. Rather, he (neo-survivalism is a predominantly heterosexual male pursuit) forages for something else, something experientially ‘Other’....