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May 15th, 2021

“The word laughter is trapped inside slaughter”: Trauma, Vulnerability, and Healing in "On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous" by Ocean Vuong — A Review

by Lucija Todoric

Ocean Vuong’s novel On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous narrates Little Dog’s coming-of-age story written as letters to his illiterate mother. Little ...read the full piece >>


April 15th, 2021

It doesn’t always have to be a novel: "The Refugees" by Viet Thanh Nguyen — A Review

by Martina Braunegger

In his short story collection, The Refugees, Viet Thanh Nguyen illustrates the different aspects of being a refugee and how that feeling never really ...read the full piece >>


March 25th, 2021

A Thought-Provoking Literary Feast: "Free Food for Millionaires" by Min Jin Lee — A Review

by Vanessa Cervini Rios

In her novel Free Food for Millionaires , Min Jin Lee explores the roles and struggles of individuals in a society that hardly leaves room for ...read the full piece >>


February 28th, 2021

Discovering the Various Landscapes of Human Life in the Collection "American Odysseys" — A Review

by Filippo Bagnasco

American Odyssey: Writings by New Americans is an anthology of short stories, poems and novel excerpts exploring the immigrant experience in the USA. ...read the full piece >>


January 30th, 2021

On Home and Belonging — A Review of "Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen"

by Dagmar Wallenstorfer

Jose Antonio Vargas, in his memoir Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen , brings to light the daily struggles of illegal immigrants in the ...read the full piece >>


January 15th, 2021

"Once Upon a Time in the East": A Story of Growing Up by Xiaolu Guo — A Review

by Ailun Shi

Xiaolu Guo in her memoir, Once Upon a Time in the East, writes an eye-opening tale to China's history framed in the gripping anecdotes of personal ...read the full piece >>


December 21st, 2020

The Immigrants’ Grit: A Review of "How to Pronounce Knife" by S. Thammavongsa

by Richard M. Cho

An excellent short story collection from the Laotian-Canadian writer Souvankham Thammavongsa, How to Pronounce Knife , is a fitting title for a book ...read the full piece >>


November 17th, 2020

America through Indian Eyes — A Review of "My Dateless Diary" by R. K. Narayan

by Pulkita Anand

With his work My Dateless Diary , Indian English novelist R. K. Narayan (1906-2001) made a detour from his fiction writing. Travelogue had not been a ...read the full piece >>


August 31st, 2020

The Countless Names for Longing — A Review of "Longing" by Giulia de Gregorio Listo

by Ferdoss Shaarani

Longing is a poetry collection written by Brazilian poet Giulia de Gregorio Listo in 2019. She has been featured in The Junction, Literati Magazine , ...read the full piece >>


June 29th, 2020

"Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits" by Laila Lalami — A Review

by Christina Egger

Hope and other dangerous pursuits by Laila Lalami, is a collection of short stories that explore the different paths of a group of Moroccan immigrants ...read the full piece >>
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