For Pride Month, WWB Releases New Issue of Queer Writing
New York City, New York, June 2, 2014—Words without Borders, the online magazine for international literature, announces the release of their fifth volume of queer writing from around the world to coincide with LGBT Pride Month in the United States.
“We’re tremendously excited to be celebrating LGBT Pride month with the release of this issue. The international voices in the magazine this month will only add to the exciting mix of conversations about sexuality, culture, and diversity that make LGBT Pride Month so special,” said Rohan Kamicheril, WWB editor and the editor of the annual series.
The writers in the issue explore a wide spectrum of themes—from exile to life in the armed forces to memories of lost adolescence.
The late Qiu Miaojin, winner of the China Times Literature Award pens disruptive and lyrical dispatches from Paris in an extract from the forthcoming book Last Words from Montmartre. Colombian journalist Alberto Salcedo Ramos gets on the field with Las Regias, a cross-dressing soccer team in the city of Cali who deal with soccer and life with bawdy good humor. Other writers in the issue include Stéphane Lambert, Ghazal Mosadeq, Miki Golod,Nao-Cola Yamazaki, Olga Pogodina-Kuzmina, Javier Malpica, Elvira Riveiro Tobío, and Rachid Boudjedra.
The June issue also showcases exciting new writing from Equatorial Guinea with new writing from graphic novelist Jamón y Queso, Trifonia Melibea Obono Ntutumu, and Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel.
Words without Borders
Founded in 2003, Words without Borders is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion of cultural understanding through the translation, publication, and promotion of international literature. To date WWB has translated over 1,700 pieces of literature and poetry representing 101 languages by writers from 124 countries. WWB has been featured in the New York Times, the New York Times Book Review, the Boston Globe, theGuardian (UK), Vanity Fair, and the Chronicle of Higher Education, as well as in various foreign-language papers and numerous literary blogs. Our anthologies of international literature include Literature from the Axis of Evil, Tablet and Pen: Literary Landscapes from the Modern Middle East, and The Ecco Anthology of International Poetry. Our most recent e-anthology is Words without Borders: The Best of the First Ten Years.
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