The PSA Newsletter #28 focuses on the theme “Loving the Stranger”, exploring notions of identity, (un)belonging, homesickness, and love in relation to the immigrant experience. It features five original articles, comprising Kim Novick’s powerful account of her personal experience, as well as critical contributions by Aiman Khattak, Bethany Shepherd, Lara El Mekkawi, and Margarida Pereira Martins, respectively. The issue also features three book reviews – Vivienne Tailor’s review of Culinary Diplomacy’s Role in the Immigrant Experience: Fiction and Memoirs of Middle Eastern Women by Jennifer Gray, Archana Jayakumar’s review of Shakespeare and Postcolonial Theory Jyotsna G. Singh, and Brian Radford’s review of Climate and Crises: Magical Realism as Environmental Discourse by Ben Holgate. Furthermore, readers can find Soumya Kashyap’s report on the 2022 international conference “Cartographies of Gender Based Violence: Literary Reflections from South Asia and Beyond”; two reports on PSA-funded research activities, namely Sraddha Shivani Rajkomar, Luca Raimondi, and Linganaden Murday’s report on the 2022 international conference “Archipelagic Memory: Intersecting Geographies, Histories and Disciplines” and Rachel Tough’s report on her research visit to the National Archives in London; and finally an interview with Nicola Caroline Wheeler, the runner-up of the 2021 PSA/JPW Essay Prize.
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Francesca Mussi (Senior Newsletter Editor)
Jennifer Gray (Newsletter Editor)
Priyanka Tripathi (Newsletter Editor)