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June 15th, 2020

"Waiting" by Ha Jin — A Review

by Martina Braunegger

Waiting for love. Waiting for life. Waiting for freedom. Waiting only to realize that what you have been waiting for is not what you want after all. ...read the full piece >>


June 5th, 2020

"Lilies from America" by Carmen Bugan — A Review

by John Salimbene

The love of one’s country is a life-long battle for many. For Carmen Bugan, patriotism is a garden, flourishing with buds of beauty, betrayal, ...read the full piece >>


May 7th, 2020

"I am China" by Xiaolu Guo — A Review

by Daniela Poeck

I am China by Xiaolu Guo is a powerful book about China’s politics, oppression of freedom, art as a way out and a love that tries to overcome it all. ...read the full piece >>


April 7th, 2020

"Reading Lolita in Tehran" by Azar Nafisi — A Review

by Carolina Varga

Reading Lolita in Tehran is a memoir by Azar Nafisi, recounting her life in Iran during the revolution in 1978-1981 until her emigration in 1997. ESL ...read the full piece >>


September 4th, 2019

"Not Native": Murali Kamma debuts with a short story collection — A Review

by Andrea Färber

Short stories are a fickle thing: Within a limited number of words, the writer has to introduce the character, draw in the reader with an intriguing ...read the full piece >>


June 18th, 2019

"Purple Hibiscus" by C. N. Adichie — A Review

by Andrea Färber

A story about family, culture and religion: This book review on the novel Purple Hibiscus lets you dive into the story of 15-year-old Kambili, the ...read the full piece >>
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