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August 8th, 2022

Making Poetry out of Wounds — A review of "The Country with no Playgrounds" by Elena Croitoru

by Ilias Tsagas

Elena Croitoru is a British-Romanian writer, holding a Master’s Degree in Creative Writing from the University of Cambridge. The Country With No ...read the full piece >>


July 25th, 2022

Life, God, and the Land — A Review of "Pilgrim Bell" by Kaveh Akbar

by Seher Hashmi

Kaveh Akbar is a prominent American poet of Iranian origin who shot to fame for resorting to poetry to fight off addiction. His first pamphlet ...read the full piece >>


July 11th, 2022

Collage of One Family and Two Lands — A Review of Fowzia Karimi’s "Above Us the Milky Way"

by Hantian Zhang

Past and present. Parents and daughters. War and peace. Days and dreams. People and ghosts. Memory and Hope. Afghanistan and the US. If you wish to ...read the full piece >>


June 27th, 2022

The Tragic Fate of Poetry — A Review of "From Sand Creek" by Simon J. Ortiz

by Zara Miller

Simon J. Ortiz's crown achievement From Sand Creek: Rising In This Heart Which Is Our America (1981) is a perfect representation of the Native ...read the full piece >>


June 13th, 2022

The Constant Flux of Literature — A review of "Translating Myself and Others" by Jhumpa Lahiri

by Steven G. Kellman

This time we are doing something a little bit different with this book review, because Jhumpa Lahiri is not an ESL writer. She grew up speaking ...read the full piece >>


May 30th, 2022

(Up)Rising Necessity — A Review of "Unapologetically Feminist" by Urvashi Bundel

by Dolores Hunsky

Unapologetically Feminist is an eye-opening poetry collection that deals with many of the social injustices that still plague our world and it sparks ...read the full piece >>


May 2nd, 2022

“If you're happy in a dream, does that count?”— A Review of Arundhati Roy’s "The God of Small Things"

by Namita Suberi

The God of Small Things is Arundhati Roy’s debut novel and it won her the Booker Prize in 1997. Its story is a celebration of love and memory, in a ...read the full piece >>


April 4th, 2022

A Sordid Story Told With A Slant Of Humour — A Review of "How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia" By Mohsin Hamid

by Seher Hashmi

If you wish to relish in humour that smoothly changes its pace and texture, then this compact novel of 228 pages titled How to Get Filthy Rich in ...read the full piece >>


March 21st, 2022

To Simply Be — A Review of Aleksandar Hemon’s "The Book of My Lives"

by Qing Xu

“Truth is stranger than fiction,” opined Mark Twain. In this collection of “real stories” — as the writer Aleksandar Hemon puts it himself — readers ...read the full piece >>


March 7th, 2022

We Will Not Forget: "Don’t Forget Us Here" by Mansoor Adayfi — A Review

by Olga Pinjung

Don’t Forget Us Here is a book about endurance, brotherhood, suffering and finding happiness in hell: Guantánamo. It offers a painful yet hopeful and ...read the full piece >>
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