Non Fiction

“The Birds Will Eat My Bones”: Perhaps a Eulogy for an Impossible Saint

Benjamin Linder | March 17, 2018

John was drunk the first time I met him – 68 years old, thin but tough, short but imposing.

A selfie in the wild

Amish Mulmi | October 4, 2017

For the family of eight walking in front of us, though, it’s a moment of raucous joy. First, a young child, about eight years old, attempts to kick out at the Tahr. The animal seems unfamiliar with this gesture, and quickens its pace.

An extraordinary punctuation: a perspective on living in Trump’s America

Savanna Ferguson | June 16, 2017

Before the election, as sexist and racist and consumptive as I know Americans are, I believed we knew what was right even if we didn’t always do what was right.

Keeping the faith

Nepalikukur | March 26, 2017

Do I imagine myself visiting a gobargas project in the sticks to see if my environmental sins are being alchemized into virtue?

The contemporary art scene in Nepal

Niranjan Kunwar | March 1, 2017

The contemporary art scene in Nepal might be vibrant but it’s not unambiguous. Who are the true contemporary Nepali artists of this decade? And what exactly do we mean by the term?

No place like home

Nepalikukur | January 25, 2017

It’s not easy being green, as Kermit the Frog says. In a world of long-distance travel and consumption, the pursuit of consistently green living may seem downright quixotic.

JLF 2017 Diary: skipping to words

La.lit | January 22, 2017

A black man in the US, Beatty is permanently uncomfortable. Typecast as a writer of satire, he thinks instead that he is just writing from that point of discomfort

JLF 2017 Diary: tales of tongues

Yukta Bajracharya | January 19, 2017

My tongue didn’t have a mind of its own. It had already become accustomed to life in exile, and it didn’t think much of returning home.

A tale of two momos

Nepalikukur | January 1, 2017

Was it conceivable that I was leaving behind a world of cold cuts, fiery chwoela, crunchy sekuwa, tangy drumsticks, juicy steaks and unbeatable dalbhatmasu?