In Other Words by Jhumpa Lahiri

Original Title: In Altre Parole Translator: Ann Goldstein Genre: Non-Fiction,, Translated, Memoir In Other Words, chronicles Jhumpa Lahiri's love affair with Italian. She discovers it at 25 when she goes on vacation with her sisters. She dabbles in learning it. It eventually turns into an obsession, that she and her family move to Italy so … Continue reading In Other Words by Jhumpa Lahiri

Learning French in Self-Isolation+Resources

Photo by Stephanie LeBlanc on Unsplash I have always had a love-hate relationship with the French language. I was privileged to access lessons from a young age but something always got in the way. For example, in high school when we had to pick subjects in Form 1, I had to drop out of the French class because … Continue reading Learning French in Self-Isolation+Resources

Friend by Paek Nam-Nyong

Translator: Immanuel Kim Publication Date: April 2020 Genre: Literary Fiction A woman in her thirties goes to the courthouse to file for a divorce, where she meets an eccentric judge who has to investigate her case before finalising it. Paek examines love, marriage and divorce in North Korea in the 1980s through the lives of … Continue reading Friend by Paek Nam-Nyong

The Multi-Hyphen Life by Emma Gannon

Genre: Non-Fiction, Career, Personal Development Publication Date: April 2020 (US) In The Multi-Hyphen Life, Emma Gannon's tackles what it means to have a portfolio career in the digital age. She defines it as balancing multiple income streams while making sure that you don't become extinct in a workplace that is changing at lightning speed. She … Continue reading The Multi-Hyphen Life by Emma Gannon