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“Sanctuary Somewhere”: a review of Brenna Dimmig’s poetry cycle on immigration
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“Sanctuary Somewhere”: a review of Brenna Dimmig’s poetry cycle on immigration


Brenna Dimmig’s poetry collection Sanctuary Somewhere is centred on undocumented immigration experiences in the U.S. Her two main characters, Osmel and Leslie experience the U.S. differently based on their immigration statuses. Despite being siblings, Leslie is legal because she is born in the U.S. but her brother, Osmel, and her mother are undocumented. The fear … Continue reading

A Review of “The Dead Wife’s Handbook”: Moving through grief with the aid of fiction
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A Review of “The Dead Wife’s Handbook”: Moving through grief with the aid of fiction


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. I bought this book in the first few months after arriving in Switzerland at the giant English bookshop, that used to be located on the Bahnhofstrasse in Zurich. I was so intrigued … Continue reading

“Twelve Unending Summers”: the importance of immigrant stories
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“Twelve Unending Summers”: the importance of immigrant stories


When I first got this book, the controversy that surrounds the novel American Dirt and immigrant stories had not yet come to the surface. Yet, the conflict surrounding Jeanine Cummins’ novel is not really anything new. Since before post-colonialist studies became stronger in academia, and since immigrant and marginalised voices started talking about their experiences … Continue reading

Reading Class: A review of Sally Rooney’s “Normal People”
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Reading Class: A review of Sally Rooney’s “Normal People”


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. That’s money, the substance that makes the world real. There’s something so corrupt and sexy about it. Sally Rooney’s novel, Normal People, follows the lives of Connell and Marianne, two high school … Continue reading

A review of “My Friend Anna”: the seduction of money
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A review of “My Friend Anna”: the seduction of money


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. My Friend Anna has been one of the most unsettling memoirs that I have read recently. It made me think not only about friendships and close personal relationships, but also how money … Continue reading

There Is Something Rotten In  Corporate Australia: a review of Eliot Perlman’s novel, “Maybe the Horse Will Talk”
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There Is Something Rotten In Corporate Australia: a review of Eliot Perlman’s novel, “Maybe the Horse Will Talk”


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. I am no stranger to pitfalls of corporate work. I have experienced everything from verbal abuse, sexual harassment, and discrimination to then watch it all get covered up by HR and middle … Continue reading

Queer “High School”: a review of Tegan and Sara Quin’s memoir
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Queer “High School”: a review of Tegan and Sara Quin’s memoir


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. The first time I came across Tegan and Sara, I was working in a pizzeria trying to make my way through my undergraduate degree and work part-time, so I could put fuel … Continue reading

“Boy Swallows Universe”: Housos, casual violence, and courage in Trent Dalton’s debut novel
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“Boy Swallows Universe”: Housos, casual violence, and courage in Trent Dalton’s debut novel


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. This was the first book I bought after arriving back in Australia in October 2019. It is hard to miss this book; it has won quite a few literary awards, is in … Continue reading