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February 19th, 2024

A Glimpse in Time: Unveiling Universal Truths in “Mannequin of Our Times” by Vandana Kumar

by Ana Bojanović

Mannequin of Our Times by Vandana Kumar is characterized by an exceptional lightness of expression, bordering on levity, in the background of which ...read the full piece >>

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January 31st, 2024

Love Lost between Modernization and Traditionalism: A Review of “The Lion and the Jewel” by Wole Soyinka

by Zara Miller

Wole Soyinka — 20 th century Shakespeare from Nigeria — dictates the pace of transforming Africa’s socio-economic landscape in his award-winning play ...read the full piece >>

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January 8th, 2024

A World of One’s Own: A Review of Yiyun Li’s "The Book of Goose"

by Samiksha Tulika Ransom

A month ago, I happened to chance upon Yiyun Li’s interview in the Bad Form review, where she talks about her ‘aha! moment’ for The Book of Goose . ...read the full piece >>

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December 4th, 2023

Love and Resilience: A Review of "River Spirit" by Leila Aboulela

by Olga Pinjung

River Spirit is a history lesson carefully wrapped in a blanket of masterful storytelling filled with fascinating characters. It tells the ...read the full piece >>

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November 6th, 2023

A Challenge Against Fate — A Review of Aravind Adiga’s "The White Tiger"

by Viviana De Cecco

Author Aravind Adiga recently stated in an interview that his novel contains no autobiographical elements and that his characters are only figments of ...read the full piece >>

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September 25th, 2023

At The Beginning of Hope: A Review of Ocean Vuong’s "Time Is a Mother"

by Namita Suberi

Death and grief inspire many. These feelings then find footing on the page. We know many a poet who turn to poetry to cope with death and everything ...read the full piece >>

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August 28th, 2023

Eat, Love, and Hope: A Review of "Broccoli and Other Tales of Food and Love" by Lara Vapnyar

by Qing Xu

Food is always absent, or at best making occasional appearances in a stealthy and unobtrusive manner, in the history of literature. Virginia Woolf has ...read the full piece >>

Review

August 14th, 2023

The Empowering Nature: A Review of Silvia Vasquez-Lavado’s "In the Shadow of the Mountain"

by Joyce Bou Charra

Silvia Vasquez-Lavado, a mountaineer and a humanitarian, is the first Peruvian woman — and one of few women overall — to complete the Seven Summits, ...read the full piece >>

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July 3rd, 2023

The Freedom to Be Yourself — A Review of Nadeem Aslam’s "Maps for Lost Lovers"

by Viviana De Cecco

Maps for Lost Lovers is a complex book, exploring themes such as freedom and oppression, love and loneliness, religion, racism, legal and illegal ...read the full piece >>

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June 5th, 2023

Kali Yuga Thriller — A Review of Deepti Kapoor’s "Age of Vice"

by Hantian Zhang

In my imagination, India has always been a place of contradictions: democracy and caste, wealth and poverty, Santiniketan and Bhopal. Such myriad ...read the full piece >>
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