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Prachya Review, December 2015

 

Guest Editor : Manos Kounougakis (Greece)
Poetry Editor : Shafinur Shafin (Bangladesh)
Prose Editor : Anika Shah (Bangladesh)
Logo Design : Bidhan Saha (Bangladesh)
Cover Design : Nirzhar Noishabdya (Bangladesh)

 

Table of Contents

Interview

“I DON’T BELIEVE IN ART. I BELIEVE IN DEATH.” – HENRY AVIGNON – AN ARTIST OF OUR TIME

 

Stories

GOLDEN FINGERS BY PETER NGILA

AS THE BOAT REACHES THE SHORE BY MAHMUD MASUD

SOME OF US ARE LOOKING AT THE STARS BY DAVID WHITMAN

THE STAGE BY ISHITA MANDREKAR

BRAIN DRAIN BY SYED ANJUM ALI BOKHARI

THE AVENGING ANGEL: A CINDERELLA TALE BY ALYX STEENSMA

THE INNER QUEST BY GAURAV SHARMA

SLAVES OF TECHNOLOGY BY IVANIR REGINA DOS SANTOS

THE SCENT BY SAARA SAMIN

THE TEA HOUSE BY YASIR KHAN

 

Poetry

POEMS BY MURRAY ALFREDSON

POEMS BY NIELS HAV

POEMS BY SUBRATA AUGUSTINE GOMES

POEMS BY NANDINI DHAR

GOGYOSHI BY TARO AIZU

FLOWER POT BY DAGMAR MORGAN

NIGHT IN BUGANDA BY ROBERT GURNEY

POEMS BY FERDOUS NAHAR

POEMS BY DON SCHAEFFER

POEMS BY DAVID ISHAYA OSU

REMINISCENCE BY MAHARUBA NISHA

POEMS BY SADDIQ DZUKOGI

POEM BY KONSTANTINOS KARAGIANNOPOULOS

POEMS BY ASAD ASHRAF

POEMS BY MUBESHRA PRACHA

READINGS BY SHIBLEE SHAHED

POEMS BY ADYASHA DAS

POEMS BY FOTIS NIKOLAOU

POEMS BY AJISE VINCENT

POEMS BY ABIN CHAKRABORTY

POEMS BY DON BEUKES

POEMS BY DALTON SOUVATO HEERA

POEMS BY UMARANI JAYARAJ

POEMS BY INGUNA BRAZIL

I LET IT FLY AWAY BY SUNAYNA PAL

BORN SICK BY SHAFINUR SHAFIN

Artworks

ARTWORKS

 

Articles

TO STAY OR GO INTO EXILE – MILOSZ AND SZYMBORSKA BY NIELS HAV

PAKISTANI ENGLISH LITERATURE – A BRIEF INTRODUCTION, 1947 TO THE PRESENT BY OMER TARIN, ILYAS KHAN, AND K. MAJIED

 

Reviews

PLEASURE AND THOUGHT BY YOUSEF AHMAD

‘THESE PEOPLE, THEY NEVER LEARN’ – A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF JURASSIC WORLD BY M STUART PERSSON

 

Editorial – Winter 2015

Chaos and Alienation – two terms that most of us associate with negative connotations. Words like these often remind us of darkness. However, darkness is just the absence of light – a temporary state that prepares us for a new beginning. The same way chaos and alienation prepare us to immerse in a state of creation. The ancient civilizations were aware of this. According to Greek Mythology, Chaos was immense void – the first thing that ever existed in the world, the primordial condition, the sacred material from which sprang everything in our world, including the deities. This issue is a tribute to chaos, alienation, and every similar state that the temporary prevalence of darkness can produce. We invite you to celebrate them through various literary works from all over the world, and experience them as vital states that lead to the return of light, rebirth and creation, and perhaps go back to a state of innocence, for innocence can also be seen as being accepting.

It must also be pointed out that literature is a means that can enable us to surpass any negative state. It can connect every human being despite his or her background, it can bring together people from all over the world and make them believe into the vital notions of humanity’s wellbeing, such as brotherhood and solidarity. Through literary works we can immerse in different cultures and civilizations and become aware of the various aspects of the human psyche. Therefore, reading is a wonderful process similar to the archetypical hero’s journey in world mythology, storytelling and drama. The naïve hero accepts the call to adventure into a region of supernatural wonder. He encounters superior forces and wins a decisive victory. During this adventure he is transformed and returns home mature and wise.

Thus, we invite you to a similar quest throughout world literature. A colorful journey which will enable you to experience powerful feelings, gain insight into foreign cultures and understand that despite their cultural differences, human beings have many similarities. Prachya Review announces its cooperation with , Chalice a Greek literary webzine which focuses both on Greek and world literature. This collaboration will give to our readers the chance not only to gradually immerse in Greek literature and feel its influences from both its glorious past and its sun-drenched glorious landscape, but also to find out other important literatures that Chalice focuses on, such as the Arabic. Our goal is to establish links with more literary magazines from all over the world and create a net which will promote literature and cultural interchange. It is the beginning of our quest which will take place in all corners of our beautiful planet.

 

Editorial Panel,

 

Manos Kounougakis

Manos Kounougakis

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Shafinur Shafin

Anika Shah

Anika Shah