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The Messiah

Fiction Prawin Adhikari

When someone much weaker than you confronts a brute much stronger than you and fights to the death in defense of an ideal, something gives inside: you become a bit of a coward.

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No. 22

No. 22


Prawin Adhikari is the author of the short story collection The Vanishing Act (Rupa Publications) and the translator, from Nepali, of such books as Suvash Darnal’s A Land of Our Own (Samata Foundation & Jagaran Media Center) Amod Bhattarai’s story collection Chapters (Promilla/Bibiliophile South Asia). He lives in Kathmandu, where he is an assistant editor at La.Lit.


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