Besides two short stories, a personal essay and a piece of flash fiction, you can also read an interview with prominent Nigerian author Abubakar Adam Ibrahim.
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Vol. 9, March 2016

Discovering New Genres

Editorial

2016 is shaping up to be an interesting year for us, here at CWM.  We are still open for poetry submissions until the end of March and it is thrilling to see the kind of poems that come our way, not to mention the fun of immersing ourselves into them as we analyse and critique them.  We are hoping to be equally engaged with plays and still await submissions in that genre.

We have two new flash fictions—Shower Break by Russian Maria Shanina shows us how valuable a mother’s shower time is; and Kuwaiti Haitham Alsarraf exhibits the universal ceremonial repetitiveness for prayer in his vignette Friday Mosque.  In her personal essay Ful and Falafel, Sarah Osman shows the friction that arises from the clash between American and Egyptian culture.  Matt Smith’s short story Faux Pas explores the thin line between expressing opinions and racial discrimination.

CWM is also happy to publish an interview with Nigerian author Abubakar A. Ibrahim.  The interview focuses on the cultural aspects in Ibrahim’s writing, and touches on magical realism and the state of publishing in Nigeria.

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Ful and Falafel

Ful and Falafel

Personal Essay by Sarah Osman

The door made a sound as loud as a bomb—a rumbling crash often accompanied by a shrill screech as the door finished rolling itself upward.
Read on...

Shower Break

Shower Break

Flash Fiction by Maria Shanina

You take off your clothes, put the slippers away and get under the flow of warmth and calmness.
Read on...

Friday Mosque

Friday Mosque

Flash Fiction by Haitham Alsarraf

A small concrete mosque resides in the center of a residential area. Light brown, cracking paint wraps its simple geometric walls.
Read on...

Faux Pas

Faux Pas

Short Story by Matt Smith

I don't know what to do around white people sometimes. I have trouble addressing the issue. I write in the hopes of changing that, but even now I struggle to be direct.  Read on...

Cultural Exposure in Ibrahim’s Fiction

Cultural Exposure in Ibrahim’s Fiction

An interview with Abubakar Adam Ibrahim

"I never set out to publish a collection of short stories, it was just something that happened." Read on...

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