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The Latch
By Amar Nyaupane
A young Nepali boy grows up and into his arranged marriage in Amar Nyaupane's story.
Translated from Nepali by Ajit Baral
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By Zahid M. Naser
Read Zahid M. Naser's kretek-ing, the second poem in the Words Without Borders—Academy of American Poets National Translation Month series, translated by Pauline Fan.
Translated from Malay by Pauline Fan

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