The Best of Gowanus: New Writing from Africa, Asia and the Caribbean
Short stories, essays and poetry from ""parts of the world where the Internet was not yet so strongly entrenched but where the human imagination most assuredly was"" fill The Best of Gowanus: Writing from Africa, Asia and the Caribbean, edited by Thomas J. Hubschman, who started the e-zine Gowanus in 1997. Norma Kitson of South Africa writes of being pressed into revealing to a cocktail party of white Zimbabweans that her husband was a member of the military branch of the African National Congress. Ly Lan contributes a short story about the somnambulistic, post-traumatic experience of an African-American man in Vietnam. And Abbas Zaidi shares an essay on ""Ethnic Cleansing of the Kafirs in Pakistan.""