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Issue Details: First known date: 2019... no. 23 March 2019 of Mascara Literary Review est. 2007 Mascara Literary Review
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There has been quite a hiatus since our last issue of Mascara. While changes in our editorial staff may have contributed, primarily this reflects the trauma that comes from being targeted for our literary activism. In regressive times, the naming of ‘whiteness’ or ‘class’ is acutely threatening to the perceived entitlements and fatigued legacies of privilege. But it has also been a time of change, of dissent and solidarity for the values we cherish: equality, endurance, cultural respect. (Michelle D’Souza, Editorial introduction)


  •  Other material in this issue not individually indexed includes:

    Anna Kazumi Stahl translated by Alice Whitmore

    Evelina by Elleke Boehmer

    Writers in Balikpapan Detention, Indonesia - Asif Rahimi and Erfan Dana

    Jeffrey Errington reviews All My Goodbyes by Mariana Dimópulos


* Contents derived from the 2019 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Life Is Elsewhere, David Adès , single work poetry
Living Vicariously through Youi"Everything taken from", Jonno Revanche , single work poetry
In the 24-hour Glowi"It is less than 24 hours", Richard James Allen , single work poetry
Cenizasi"Cenizas", Nadja Fernandes , single work poetry
Sunfloweri"Reams of dead trees", Thuy On , single work poetry
Patience Without Virtuei"Everyone loves the female voice.", Jill Jones , single work poetry
Things I Used to Believe, Karina Ko , single work prose
Maybe It’s Wanchai [灣仔]?, Emily Sun , single work poetry
Dying, Emily Sun , single work prose
The Origin of Things, Su-May Tan , extract novel
Cat Money, Jane O'Sullivan , single work short story
Artichoke Hearts, Tanya Vavilova , single work short story
The Heart and the Choke, Michelle Hamadache , single work short story
Adventures in the Panoramic Delta : An Interview with Chris Andrews, Translator of Marcelo Cohen’s Melodrome, James Halford (interviewer), single work interview

'Chris Andrews’ latest translation, Melodrome (2018), published here in Australia as part of Giramondo’s Southern Latitudes Series, is a novella by the Argentine science fiction writer, Marcelo Cohen (1951-). The author of 14 novels, 5 story collections, many essays and countless translations, Cohen is already well-known in the Spanish-speaking world. He lived in Spain from 1975 to 1996, during the dictatorship in Argentina, and has been publishing fiction since the early 1980s.'  (Interview summary)

Tony Messenger Interviews Melody Paloma, Tony Messenger (interviewer), single work interview

'At the Melbourne launch of In Some Ways Dingo, fellow poet Sian Vate likened Melody Paloma’s debut collection to a road movie and on first reading I agree, a road movie where that endless horizon signifies loss or melancholy. And during the journey the poet acts as a bowerbird collecting urban myths, cult movies, and your pre-loved junk before arranging it all intricately onto the page, courting you to delve further.'  (Introduction)

Vivienne Glance Reviews The Book of Thistles by Noëlle Janaczewska, Vivienne Glance , single work review
— Review of The Book Of Thistles Noëlle Janaczewska , 2017 single work prose ;
Matthew Da Silva Reviews Rain Birds by Harriet McKnight, Matthew Da Silva , single work review
— Review of Rain Birds Harriet McKnight , 2017 single work novel ;

'Harriet McKnight’s brilliant, moving novel reminded me of a book I had read a long time before, in 2006. That was Kate Legge’s The Unexpected Elements of Love, a novel that explores some of the same themes that McKnight incorporates into her 2017 novel: namely, dementia and climate change. Another that McKnight works into her book is the theme of domestic violence, and she also touches on racism especially (but not exclusively) as it relates to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations.' (Introduction)

James Paull Reviews Journey to Horseshoe Bend by T.G.H Strehlow, James Paull , single work review
— Review of Journey to Horseshoe Bend T. G. H. Strehlow , 1969 single work biography ;

'If not for the Christian gravesite, the book-cover image of Central Australia might appear an all too familiar trope. Industries as much cultural as primary have engaged in modes of wealth extraction from this landscape. In mid-century modernist mythography, for example, the desert spoke of a nation’s spiritual void. By contrast, the grave’s fragile occupancy in this hostile sun-blasted world alludes to a specific historical biography. The telling of its story is no less indicative of land’s meaning, however, no less imbued with mythography.' (Introduction)

Felicity Plunkett Reviews The Measure of Skin by Ramon Loyola, Felicity Plunkett , single work review
— Review of The Measure of Skin Ramon Loyola , 2018 selected work poetry ;

'Poets have recurrent signatures – words, images, modes and motifs – imprints unique as a fingerprint’s whorl. For Philippines-born poet, editor, lawyer and writer of short fiction, Ramon Loyola, one of these is just this: images of skin, literal and figurative, and an exploration of the ways skin communicates and mediates unique histories.' (Introduction)

Mel O’Connor Reviews Dark Matters by Susan Hawthorne, Mel O’Connor , single work
— Review of Dark Matters Susan Hawthorne , 2017 single work novel ;

'In counterpoint to how these histories have been silenced and extinguished, Susan Hawthorne, in Dark Matters, testifies to the horrifying reality of abduction and torture of lesbians—especially outspoken activist lesbians, such as Kate, the central character of the text.' (Introduction)

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