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Visitors by Diyach Thebo. Image courtesy the artist.

On the Wings of Dreams

“The village of Geffeichak is not connected to the National Power Grid, so forget electricity unless you have a generator.” Story of the Week (December 2), by Gbolahan Badmus.

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Spotlight Site: The Marshall Project

“If you want to see journalism at its best, then this is the place to go. Of Bill Keller’s two editorships, the second may yet be the greater.”
Continuing his weekly series on the best of the web, Robert Cottrell admires The Marshall Project.

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Poem of the Week

Radcliffe Line

“The line/ reincarnating as a fragile ceasefire margin,/ that moves to and fro with glacier tilt”
Poem of the Week (November 30), by Usha Kishore.

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Nobody wants to go to Hell by Albin Talik. Image courtesy the artist.

The Collector of Lists

“And then I remember the grey metal sign at the entrance to the building…” Story of the Week (November 25), by Lena Gorelik, translated from the German by Frances Jackson.

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Anthology 2014

The best we've published in 2014 Buy Now

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Spotlight Site: The Marshall Project

“If you want to see journalism at its best, then this is the place to go. Of Bill Keller’s two editorships, the second may yet be the greater.”
Continuing his weekly series on the best of the web, Robert Cottrell admires The Marshall Project.

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Voices in Verse Vol. 1: ‘I Don’t Know What It Means To Be A Pakistani’

Farda Ali Khan performs her poem, ‘I Don’t Know What It Means To Be A Pakistani’. In a close competition, she placed third in a competition that showcased the talents of young poets under 30, from backgrounds as diverse as medicine, computer science and engineering, and the literary arts. The poem examines the shifting sands of culture against a backdrop of fragile patriotism.

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Voices in Verse Vol. 1: ‘When Your Body Smiles’

Finalist and winner Orooj-e-Zafar performs her winning poem, ‘When Your Body Smiles’. She tied with Risham Amjad when the panel of judges that included poet and TMS contributor Ilona Yusuf and the magazine’s Editor-in-Chief, was undecided on who to give the final prize to. Her poem speaks to the importance of being true to who you are and the daily struggle of being comfortable in your own skin.