The Literature Issue: What is disowned wreaks havoc

Volume 29 Issue 4

With This Ring

Maya Khankhoje

…they were born in a country where female foeticide – and even infanticide – is endemic.

The Wound that Almost Healed

Uma Parameswaran

Getting into her white coat, she glanced at the list of people to whom she had given an appointment over the telephone during the weekend.

Burning 1989

Louise Carson

After the storm, turned my back on my lover till he sighed and left.

Reading the paintings on the wall

Claudia Itzkowich Schñadower

Mexican filmmakers Luis Ernesto Nava and Keisdo Shimabukuro have devoted the last ten years to understanding and documenting human migrations through Mexico.

Settler Education

Klara du Plessis

Settler Education, is a historically informed book of poetry that roams through Canada’s past, focusing on the destabilizing impact of colonialism, particularly on the indigenous population of North America, but also on European settlers.

Fourteen Days of God’s Speech

Tamara Nazywalskyj

And on the second day, God said: “When sadness falls upon thee, eat gluten and eat a lot of it.” That day she ate many pancakes.

Belief by Mayank Bhatt

Veena Gokhale

Rafiq is a young, second-generation, Indo-Canadian Muslim being implicated in a plot to bomb public places in Toronto.

A Clearing

Brian Campbell

In these difficult, divisive, often overwhelming times, all of us crave a clear, quiet space


Astha Agarwal

The Hindu goddess Durga represents strength, motherhood and the victory of good over evil.

The Measure of Darkness

Maya Khankhoje

A man awakens from his coma, his caregivers, family and colleagues realize that he suffers from “neglect syndrome”.