Granta 114: Aliens (Google eBook)

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John Freeman
Granta, Feb 10, 2011 - Literary Collections - 256 pages
11 Reviews
First there was the traveller; then the word was emigrants. In America, they turned into immigrants. And today -- in many parts of the world -- they are (we are) aliens. From somewhere else. At odds with and yet fully inside of another culture. At home nowhere. This new issue of Granta features tales from the constantly shifting terrain of alien culture. Mark Gevisser writes of two closeted gay South African men, whose friendship has lasted five decades, dating back to a regime determined to keep black and white apart. Dinaw Mengestu writes of a war being waged in Sierra Leone by exiles managing it from afar in France. Robert Macfarlane goes for a walk in Palestine, and meets families who can no longer return to their own homes. Nami Mun conjures a couple who feel like strangers in the wake of a terrible betrayal. Whether it's the closely observed ecology of marriage life or the violent acts of criminals, this issue of Granta will draw into focus one of the most pressing issues of our time: Who do we call outsiders?
  

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Review: Granta 114 (Granta #114)

User Review  - Justin Lau - Goodreads

This issue's theme of 'Aliens' doesn't refer to the fuzzy green creatures in outer space but refers to outsiders. Unfortunately, many of the stories in here (a mix of fiction and non-fiction) barely ... Read full review

Review: Granta 114: Aliens (Granta #114)

User Review  - Mona - Goodreads

This is my third Granta issue and they tend to earn a solid 3-star rating from me. This one is no exception. Normally, my 3-star ratings are given to works that I generally liked but had a lot of ... Read full review

Contents

BEACH Roberto Bolaño
WALKING ON THE WEST BANK Robert Macfarlane
POEM ADAM ZAGAJEWSKI
EDENVALE Mark Gevisser
LAST MAN IN TOWER Aravind Adiga
THE BOG STANDARD Philip Oltermann
POEM JUAN FELIPE HERRERA
THEY ALWAYS COME IN THE NIGHT Dinaw Mengestu
THE ANNIVERSARY Nami Mun
INLAND IRAN Afshin Dehkordi
ONE DAY I WILL WRITE ABOUT THIS PLACE Binyavanga Wainaina
NOTHING PERSONAL Paul Theroux
HERE IS WHAT YOU DO Chris Dennis
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CONTRIBUTORS
WINTER 2011 EVENTS

CONTACTS Adam Broomberg Oliver Chanarin
THE MERCIES Ann Patchett
JAMES Madeleine Thien

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About the author (2011)

John Freeman's criticism has appeared in the Guardian, The New York Times, and The Sydney Morning Herald. Between 2006 and 2008, he served as president of the National Book Critics Circle. His first book, The Tyranny of E-Mail, was published in 2009.

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