Samar Yazbek’s A Woman in the Crossfire: Diaries of the Syrian Revolution (2012) #ReadtheChange

2020-04-13T16:24:43-05:00

Some days I picked up Samar Yazbek’s A Woman in the Crossfire, to read only two pages, and set it aside. Other days I picked it up and forced myself to read a certain number of sections (being that it’s a diary). Afterwards, whether a couple of pages or

Samar Yazbek’s A Woman in the Crossfire: Diaries of the Syrian Revolution (2012) #ReadtheChange2020-04-13T16:24:43-05:00

Margarita Engle #WorldLiteratureToday

2020-03-11T17:37:48-05:00

This literary magazine has been adding to my TBR for years. Its coverage has consistently been outstanding and now I’m thrilled to say that I’m making a very small contribution to its pages as well. In this issue I review Québécoise author, Audrée Wilhelmy’s new novel in translation,

Margarita Engle #WorldLiteratureToday2020-03-11T17:37:48-05:00

Shadow Giller: Eric Dupont’s Songs for the Cold of Heart (2012; Trans. Peter McCambridge, 2018)

2018-11-17T16:06:21-05:00

Shadow Giller review contents: In Short, a 300-word and spoiler-free summary, intended to have a broad appeal; In Detail, elaborating on one aspect of the book which I found remarkable (perhaps only interesting for others who have read the book or who have an interest more mechanical aspects of

Shadow Giller: Eric Dupont’s Songs for the Cold of Heart (2012; Trans. Peter McCambridge, 2018)2018-11-17T16:06:21-05:00

Africa Reading Challenge 2018

2018-07-11T14:22:20-05:00

Last year, I read the first of each of the following pairs of books for Kinna's Reading Africa Challenge; I'm posting on them now that I've finished reading the pairs. Reading for this challenge is a challenge; I don't stumble upon African novels on the fiction shelves of my

Africa Reading Challenge 20182018-07-11T14:22:20-05:00

Louise Erdrich’s The Round House (2012)

2018-06-20T17:21:57-05:00

“Those assholes again? Nah, he said. So I knew his aunt or Elwin had done it.” Violence permeates Joe’s life. It simmers beneath the surface of every single day. But in The Round House it erupts, nearly eclipses every other aspect of life for awhile. Something happens to his

Louise Erdrich’s The Round House (2012)2018-06-20T17:21:57-05:00