PRACHYA REVIEW

 
 
POETRY EDITOR : SHAFINUR SHAFIN (BANGLADESH)
PROSE EDITOR: IAN CRAVEN (US), ANIKA SHAH (BANGLADESH)
PROSE CO-EDITOR: ROSHAN MORVE (UK-INDIA)
COVER DESIGN : HANNAH JEREMIAH (US)

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

STORIES

BABY BLUE GARMENT BY NICK JOHNSON

STORY OF A DAUGHTER, MOTHER AND WIFE BY NAHIDA ASHRAFI

IN-BETWEEN BY ROSHAN MORVE AND SURBHI

 

POETRY

POEMS BY LISA RHODES-RYABCHICH

POEMS BY GALE ACUFF

POEM BY EVE LYONS

POEMS BY USHA AKELLA

POEM BY CHERYL CAESAR

POEMS BY PETER MAGLIOCCO

POEMS BY ALISON STONE

POEMS BY ALBANIAN POET NDUE UKAJ, TRANSLATED BY PETER TASE

 

FLASH FICTION

THE COOKING LESSON BY ANUJA GHIMIRE

THE CYCLE OF STRENGTH BY HOPE SANCHEZ

 

DRAMATIC MONOLOGUE

VALADON: RECLINING NUDE BY MARK BLICKLEY

 

ARTWORKS

ARTWORKS BY HANNAH JEREMIAH

ARTWORKS BY NANCY GRACE MIRINDI

ARTWORKS BY VISITHRA MANIKAM

 

INTERVIEWS

‘WHEN I WAS GROWING UP, WE NEVER HAD ANY BHUTANESE AUTHORS. ALL THE BOOKS WE READ CAME FROM OUTSIDE.’ – CHADOR WANGMO

‘EROTICISM AND SPIRITUALITY, THOUGH DIFFERENT IN MANY WAYS, ARE TWO GREAT SOURCES OF PASSION’- MELISSA STUDDARD

 

Editorial

Prachya Review, April 2019

The term ‘feminism’ came from the Latin word ‘Femina’ meaning ‘woman’. The issue of feminism is nothing new in literature. Feminism has always been considered a demand for equality in a patriarchal society. It also talks about the freedom of soul from all kinds of oppression. In literature, we find that writers and poets write of the discrimination between female and male dating back to the ancient period. However, the term was not coined as the same as it is used now. Prachya Review found that feminism does not only address equality, oppression, and discrimination, but it also demands justice for humanity. When we were going through the submissions, it surprised us to see how the view of feminism varies from person to person and even from culture to culture. Prose and poetry submissions shared a few common themes. Some were concerned about the justice of women who have suffered, some told the story of LGBTQ people as part of feminism, and some told the story of lonely women. There are some art pieces that also show the color and image of feminism and justice. We thank everyone who has contributed to this publication of Prachya Review to make it possible. Because of your help, we were able to define through literature what feminism means for us today. For this issue we encourage our readers to explore the world through the eyes of feminism and justice.