Monthly Archives: July 2014

New Short Story from Julie Cairnie (Canada)

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Julie Cairnie is an Associate Professor in the School of English and Theatre Studies at the University of Guelph (Canada). She teaches and researches southern African literature — with special interests in gender, sport, and childhood. Her academic and creative work is deeply informed by her experience as a temporary teacher in Mutorashanga (Zimbabwe) in…

New Story by Belkacem Meghzouchene (Algeria)


We introduce ‘And the Rainbow Twisted’, a new short story by Belkacem Meghzouchene, an Algerian author (born October 18, 1979 in Aït Hamsi.) A geneticist by training, he has published his first novel, SOPHIA IN THE WHITE CITY (Editions l’Odyssée, Algeria, 2010), a premiere in French-prone Maghrebi country. In June 2011, he won the first award of…

Short Story by Rufaro Gwarada (Zimbabwe/USA)


We present ‘The Keeper of Family Peace’, a new short story by Rufaro Gwarada, a US-born Zimbabwean who spent the formative years of her life in Zimbabwe before moving back to the United States for college in 1999. She earned a bachelor’s degree from University of the Pacific and a master’s in Gender and Development…