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WORLD LITERATURE TODAY The University of Oklahoma Norman, Oklahoma, USA


Poetry by V íctor Terán Samir Mtamba Fiction from Moniro Ravanipour

world literature today

The Detective Novels of

Qiu Xiaolong special section

Indigenous Popular Culture WLT Interview with

Opal Palmer Adisa

A Tribute to 2008 Neustadt Laureate

Patricia Grace

may / june 2009

contents MAY / JUNE 2009


Crime & Mystery Mr. Monk and the Pleasing Paradigm J. MADISON DAVIS


WLT Interview Jamaican author Opal Palmer Adisa


Fiction “Remote Control”

cover feature





Poetry “Some Day in a City as Hectic and Crowded as Harare” “We Fall Only to Allow Powerful Spirits to Rise” SAM R. MTAMBA


“Lalu’ / Your Name” “From the Palm of My Hand” “Six Variations on Love” VÍCTOR TERÁN


Neustadt Laureate: Patricia Grace With an essay and short story by Patricia Grace, plus tributes by Joy Harjo and Christina Thompson special section

Indigenous Popular Culture With contributions by John Troutman (music), Tony Chavarria (comics), and Andrew Horton (cinema) Currents The Detective Novels of Qiu Xiaolong ALAN R. VELIE

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In Every Issue editor’s note letters notebook world literature in review outposts: new zealand On the Cover Patricia Grace as photographed by Shevaun Williams during her visit to Oklahoma in September 2008. This Page On the road to New Zealand’s Milford Sound. Photo by Beppie K.

WLT: May 2009  

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