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
A sneak peak into the life of Korean American immigrant struggling to balance family loyalty with his own ideals during the Asian Financial Crisis.
Title: Edge: Turning Adversity into Advantage Author: Laura Huang Publisher: Portfolio, Imprint of Penguin Group Publication Date: January 2020 Genre: Non-Fiction, Personal Development, Leadership I am not quite sure where I first learnt about Laura Huang's Edge but I did not give it much thought until I heard her being interviewed on HBR's Ideacast while … Continue reading Edge by Laura Huang
Travelling abroad harbours the promise of adventure and experiences but are travellers really prepared for the surprises that await them?
Author: Alain Mabanckou Translator: Dominic Thomas Publication Date: July 2018 Publisher: Indiana University Press Pages: 86 (Paperback) Genre: Essay Collection, Non-Fiction Alain Mabanckou is an author that I used to ignore when I went to the bookshop...until I started learning French a few months ago and he kept popping up in our textbooks as one … Continue reading The Tears of the Black Man By Alain Mabanckou