Over Eid al-Adha in September 2015 the Turkish-Syrian border opened to allow around 50,000 Syrians to cross to spend the holiday with their families. It had been closed for nine months. Some travelled… Read article
March After all of our readying and careful preparation, the hive sits outside with a What Now? feeling about it, an unnaturally bright near-tangerine beside all of the stripped-down grey… Read article
Riding to Ronda What can be remembered, what made up— The unsure eye slips this to that in landscape past the bus-glass. Trees stream into olive ceiling / sky flipped into ground. A pond… Read article
From What I Remember I snag out each fingernail, deflate my hand to a surgical glove, roll my arms to the elbows like there’s work to be done. I am, it turns out, a reluctant ghost. I am leaving … Read article
‘You might try something about the sea?’ said Carstairs, although I wasn’t really listening. ‘What's that about the sea?’ ‘You know, how it... looks in this light,’ he clenched his… Read article
June, 2010. South Africa vibrates with football fever.‘Feel it, it is here’ goes the slogan. South African flags adorn cars across the city, flying from antennae and covering wing mirrors. If you … Read article
In the afternoon our house settles into a decadent air. My sisters’ children are asleep, there is the lingering smell of coffee, the corridors are in shade with leaves moving silently outside the wi… Read article
List of Contributors
Holly Corfield Carr is a poet and PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge. She received an Eric Gregory Award in 2012 and the Frieze Writer's Prize in 2015. @hollycorfield
Jonathan Gharraie lives in Derbyshire and is working on his first novel.
Nick Haslam is a public policy adviser and travel writer. He currently lives in Istanbul.
Helen is a writer, beekeeper and writing tutor currently based in Oxford. helenljukes.wordpress.com
Sam Kitchener is an author. Published works include War and Peace (different one). @sam_kitchener
Jennifer Upton is working on a doctorate at the University of Cambridge, researching contemporary South African non-fiction. She is an editor for Review31.
Elana Wolff is a Canadian writer, editor, translator, and designer and facilitator of social art courses. Her fifth collection of poems is forthcoming with Guernica Editions in 2017.