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NI 496 - World Fiction Special - Exquisite short stories - October, 2016

The Lake Retba Murder (Le Meurtre au Lac Rose)

Roberto comes across a body in the lake and feels compelled to investigate – but all his lover Mireille seems to want is sex. Written by Efemia Chela.

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NI 496 - World Fiction Special - Exquisite short stories - October, 2016

Fat

A young South Korean‘s attempts to avoid conscription by becoming obese cause uproar in his family. Written by Krys Lee.

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NI 496 - World Fiction Special - Exquisite short stories - October, 2016

In The Garden

A eunuch scribe at the ancient Egyptian court in Alexandria witnesses a pivotal moment in the life of his young princess, Cleopatra. Written by FT Kola.

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NI 496 - World Fiction Special - Exquisite short stories - October, 2016

Ghosts

The suicide of a Cuban immigrant to Florida calls up all kinds of phantoms for Anna, herself a migrant from the Czech Republic. By Ana Menéndez.

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NI 496 - World Fiction Special - Exquisite short stories - October, 2016
Unlikely godmother: Beyoncé, seen here performing ’Freedom‘ in California, has helped some African writers to reach a wider audience.

What exactly is ‘world fiction’?

Chris Brazier interviews Elleke Boehmer, Professor of World Literature in English at Oxford University.

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NI 496 - World Fiction Special - Exquisite short stories - October, 2016

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