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Nepal's Many Voices

In this collection, originally featured in the September 2014 issue of Words Without Borders, Manjushree Thapa introduces writing from Nepal. Amar Nyaupane watches a young boy grow into his arranged marriage; Nayan Raj Pandey exposes a bumbling politician; and Sulochana Manandhar contemplates the night.

Nepal’s Many Voices
By Manjushree Thapa
There is no typical Nepali experience or typical Nepali story.
photo of a half-open blue wooden door with a latch
Photo by Jan Tinneberg on Unsplash
The Latch
By Amar Nyaupane
Why did he have to sleep with his bride?
Translated from Nepali by Ajit Baral
By Nayan Raj Pandey
“I thought you’d know the way. You were born and raised here.”
Translated from Nepali by Weena Pun
By Sulochana Manandhar
My inheritance, / my birthright.
Translated from Nepali by Muna Gurung