“Hazaran” from the collection Mondo and Other Stories (1978) by Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio (France)
A friendship develops between a man and a child living along a river pier.
“Sealed off” (1938) by Eileen Chang (China)
Two strangers on a tram allow their inner yearnings to surface.
“Robinette” from the collection Broken Glass (2005) by Alain Mabanckou (Congo Brazzaville)
A man and a woman compete in a pissing contest at the Credit Gone West bar.
“26 Monkeys, Also The Abyss” (2008) by Kij Johnson (US)
A woman reflects on life while taking a monkey act around the country.
“A Private Experience” (2009) by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Nigeria)
Two women caught up in a violent street riot take shelter in an abandoned shop.
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