Volume 97 No. 5 September 2023

The September 2023 issue of World Literature Today presents a cover feature devoted to Indigenous Literatures of the Americas, showcasing contributions by 16 Native writers from the “long, long continent” of the Western Hemisphere. Additional highlights include short fiction by Uruguayan writer Armonía Somers, five questions with debut novelist Javier Fuentes, and Veronica Esposito’s “Untranslatable” column on Sehnsucht. Along with a book review section brimming with the latest must-reads, creative nonfiction from Canada, plus postcards from Chile and Ecuador, the September issue offers a tantalizing lineup of the best new reading from around the world.

On the cover: Image photographed by Cody Hammer, in a shoot modeled and styled by Mary Hammer, that includes a painting of Mary’s words in Wahzhazhe ie (the Osage language), from Chelsea T. Hicks’s collaborative visual poem project called Waleze. The painting reads: “You feel empty / because you were mistreated / yet you are held sacred // No one cries alone with me.”

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