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DISCOSTAN x ASYMPTOTE JOURNAL

Los Angeles, 28.07.21

Onward and upward! The first issue of Asymptote’s second decade features Hoda Barakat, Bruno Latour, Can Xue, Hwang Sok-yong, Gabriel Payares, and Lêdo Ivo, confirming that “we all live in a beautifully round world.” This Asymptote Discostan playlist presents works of literature spanning 35 countries along with music inspired by the authors’ geographies and experiences. From poems in Uyghur and Arabic that speak to the condition of exile to fiction centered around the female experience from motherhood to the corosovie effects of work on identity - our summer issue lineups speak to one another. From the Special Feature, you will hear fiction from India and Ethiopia addressing the current divisiveness of our times. Bearing witness as well is Palestine poet Olivia Elias, who tells us about Gaza and the devastating impact of war. This work and more is available for free at asymptotejournal.com.

Asymptote Discostan was prepared by MK Harb (@grungyflaneur) | MK Harb is a writer and researcher currently serving as Editor at Large for Lebanon at Asymptote Journal.

Tracklist

  • HATEM ALZAHRANI TR. MONEERA AL-GHADEER
    I Need The Ordinary
  • YEW LEONG LEE
    The World Of Asymptote
  • Ferdi Özbeğen 
    Gündüzüm Seninle
  • ABDUSHUKUR MUHAMMET TR. MUNAWWAR ABDULLA
    My Name
  • BOUCHAIB GADIR TR. KAREEM JAMES ABU-ZEID &Amp; GHADA MOURAD
    Small Dreams
  • CHEB HASNI
    Tal Ghyabak Ya Ghezali
  • GABRIEL PAYARES TR. PAUL FILEV
    The Fish Tank
  • Enrique Guzman 
    Las Hojas Muertas
  • KÁRI TULINIUS TR. LARISSA KYZER
    From Glacier Line
  • Björk 
    Hyperballad
  • DHUMKETU, TR. JENNY BHAT
    Nameless
  • LALIT, UDIN NARAYAN, ALLA YAGNIK, &Amp; MANPREET AKHTAR
    Tujhe Yaad Na Meri Aayee
  • MULUGETA ALEBACHEW TR. MULUGETA ALEBACHEW &Amp; BETHLEHEM ATTFIELD
    Heaven Without Prickly Pears
  • FATIMA AL QADIRI
    Ada And Suleiman
  • OLIVIA ELIAS TR. SARAH RIGGS &Amp; JÉRÉMY ROBERT
    From Your Name Palestine
  • Rim Banna 
    الغايب The Absent One
  • SHEILA CUSSONS TR. ANDREW VAN DER VLIES
    Bee From Gingerbeer