Vol. 8, No. 4 / FictionThe Send OffShort Story by M. G. VassanjiBy M.G. VassanjiFrom “The Send Off” in What You Are by M.G. Vassanji (Doubleday Canada, 2021). Copyright © 2021 M. G. Vassanji. With permission of the author.Share ArticleIn the evenings after dinner the five of us would gather around her in the living room. We were Firoz, the …

Vol. 8, No. 2 / FictionBook of WingsFiction by Tawhida Tanya EvansonBy Tawhida Tanya EvansonPublished by Esplanade Books / Véhicule Press © Tawhida Tanya Evanson. Reprinted with permission.I died from inanimate and became animate I died from animate and became animal I died from animality and became human Why should I be afraid When have I ever become less by dying? …

Vol. 7, No. 4 / FictionKambirinachiBy Francesca EkwuyasiButter Honey Pig Bread By Francesca Ekwuyasi Arsenal Pulp Press (2020) “Kambirinachi” is excerpted from the novel Butter Honey Pig Bread. Excerpt appears with permission from the publisher.Share ArticleKambirinachi If you ask Kambirinachi, this is how she’ll tell it: There was a spirit, a child, whose reluctance to be born, and subsequent boredom …

This is an excerpt from Polar Vortex by Shani Mootoo, forthcoming from Book*hug Press, March 3, 2020.

Vol. 6, No. 3 / FictionThe Youth of GodBy Hassan Ghedi SanturThe Youth of God By Hassan Ghedi Santur Mawenzi House Publishers 2019 Excerpt – Chapter 2Share Article"Bismilahi rahmani rahiim." Nuur mouthed these words as he washed his right foot in the sink of the boys’ washroom. He had fifteen minutes to perform his ablution, pray, and get to Mr Ilmi’s biology class. As …

Vol. 6, No. 2 / FictionPicking TrilliumsBy Derek MascarenhasThis is an excerpt from Coconut Dreams by Derek Mascarenhas, forthcoming from Book*hug Press, April 15, 2019.Share ArticleOnly when we’re the last ones left on the bus ride home does Aiden talk to me. Between bumps that send us bouncing slightly in our seats he turns to me and asks, “Why were you …

Vol. 6, No. 1 / FictionThe Tiger FluAn excerpted chapter, The Starfish Groom, from Larissa Lai’s new novel.By Larissa LaiArsenal Pulp Press (2018) Excerpt from The Tiger Flu Reproduced with permission from the publisher. All rights reserved.Share ArticleKirilow Groundsel Grist Village (Fourth Quarantine Ring) * * *Node: Kernels Plump Day: 1 Even if she is our last doubler, I don’t want Auntie …

Vol. 5, No. 4 / FictionAll of Us in Our Own LivesBy Manjushree ThapaFreehand Books 2018 Excerpt from All of us in Our Own Lives Copyright © 2018 Manjushree Thapa Reproduced with permission from the publisher. All rights reserved.Share ArticleIF AVA COULD get back those ten lost days, she would swim to the whale rock at every chance, sunbathe on …

Vol. 5, No. 3 / FictionThe Vetāla of False CreekBy Kiran Kuar; illustrations by Sroop Sunar; photography by Deena DinatIllustration © 2018 Sroop Sunar.Share Article੫ | Did you know that the Fraser begins in the land of Mount Robson? It winds its way across the midriff of BC and down into this place where we are, before it screams, pulled …

Vol. 5, No. 1 / FictionGhost Boys: Didi’s HomecomingBy Shenaaz NanjiImage: Mikal Hockley © Ghost Boys by SHENAAZ NANJI Mawenzi House Publishers 2017 Excerpt – Chapter One: Didi’s HomecomingShare ArticleMunna was on the last set of his hundred push-ups when a screeching bird crashed into the rusty window grill outside. Crows were the harbingers of doom, but to Munna’s relief …