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

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 Tears of the Black Man By Alain Mabanckou

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

Auschwitz Lullaby by Mario Escobar

Title: Auschwitz Lullaby Author: Mario Escobar Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publication Date: 07 August 2018 Genre: WWII Historical Fiction Despite being of Aryan descendent, Helene is not able to get her Gypsy husband and five children spared in Hitler's Germany. Hence, she joins her family when deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau. Her decision baffles Nazi officials: Aryan women … Continue reading Auschwitz Lullaby by Mario Escobar

2 For 1 Reviews: Ghachar Ghochar & Memoirs of a Muhindi

One of my most vivid memories of growing up in the 90s in Kenya was spending my Sundays watching Indian shows like Junoon. Indian culture fascinates me because it is seemingly part of Kenyan everyday life from the masala tea, chapati, samosa, chevda (I had to mention all my favourite foods) but yet I barely … Continue reading 2 For 1 Reviews: Ghachar Ghochar & Memoirs of a Muhindi