What happens after you fall in love? The essays and fiction in this issue of Granta look at the risk and reward of loving someone. 'Whatever Happened to Interracial Love' by the late African-American filmmaker Kathleen Collins, captures the atmosphere of the Civil Rights movement in New York and the dangerous risks taken by its activists.
In an iconic essay 'Africa's Future Has No Place for Stupid Black Men' young Nigerian writer Pwaangulongii Daoud delivers a passionate elegy for his friend C-Boy, a gay activist in homophobic Nigeria. And Claire Hajaj describes a perilous journey from Raqqa to Allepo to Beirut, for a refugee from Islamic State. Suzanne Brogger describes the pain of being stalked; Emma Cline depicts a taut sibling relationship; Steven Dunn on a violent childhood; and Gwendoline Riley on first love.
Also in this issue: FICTION Patrick Flanery, Victor Lodato; POETRY Vahni Capildeo, Melissa Lee-Houghton, Sylvia Legris and Hoa Nguyen; PHOTOGRAPHY Jacob Aue Sobol with an introduction by Joanna Kavenna