Asymptote, April 2013
Asymptote, April, 2013

 

There are probably many ways of securing World Peace and Understanding known only to the men in black who command the vast arsenals in our ministries of ‘Defence’ worldwide, but a small team of editors in a worldwide network strung out from Singapore have a fun idea: how about getting literary editors and translators across the world to blend a regular stew of the best of world literature, so that readers can access from one page, fresh writing and thinking that emerge from different languages. There is now a myriad of literary voices across languages. How about improving the quality of our listening?

The most recently curated edition is now available. It doesn’t have a lot of African writers yet, but that is probably where you come in – as well as the newly appointed Kenyan editor at large, Natalya Din-Kariuki…

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