January 2011

Vol.4. No.2, January – March 2011
20ELEVATION. A new year. A new season.
Editorial: My study desk is a hurricane chaos of academic monographs – philosophical, political and creative. For the past few years I have researching on the psychology and aesthetics of creative anarchy in English and African literatures. Continue reading>>

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Namibian literature is lesser known than the other literatures from its regional neighbours, South Africa and Zimbabwe. Christi Warner speaks about her cross genre work as a writer, singer and theatre practitioner.
Interview by Tinashe Mushakavanhu >>

Book Reviews
On Outward Appearances – a review of Sanya Osha’s Naked Light and the Blind Eye by N Quentin Woolf.
Claire Nurse reads the Welsh landscape in Rachel Trezise’s Sixteen Shades of Crazy
Adnan Mahmutovic reviews Omar Sabbah’s first poetry collection – My Only Ever Oedipal Complaint.


Hack by Kevin P. Keating
Twist by Irene Agoshitinyu
Hiders, Seekers by Farai Mpofu


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Peycho Kanev

Poems by Peycho Kanev
Poems by Ayoola Oyeniyi

Emmanuel Sigauke, Tinashe Mushakavanhu & Christopher Mlalazi Three Zimbabwean writers – Emmanuel Sigauke, Tinashe Mushakavanhu and Christopher Mlalazi – discuss the state of Zimbabwean literature, writing from the Diaspora, what is African literature among other literary issues in A Tripartite Dialogue on Zimbabwean Literary Culture.

For information on our current Short Story Competition judged by Jude Dibia, our Poetry Competition judged by Andy Willoughby, or to learn the results of our January Poetry and Short Story Competitions with Judges’ reports, go to our Competitions Page >>