The importance of geography when having conversations about race: a review of Reni Eddo-Lodge’s text on intersectionality
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The importance of geography when having conversations about race: a review of Reni Eddo-Lodge’s text on intersectionality


Talking about race is exhausting. It is emotionally draining, stressful, awkward, painful, scary, and sometimes really dangerous. To have a conversation about race, or any hard topics like gender, sexuality, and class, requires a level of vulnerability that demands patience and practice. People from different sides of the spectrum often come to the table with … Continue reading

Interview fail: Han Kang author event at the Kaufleuten in Zurich
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Interview fail: Han Kang author event at the Kaufleuten in Zurich


I have been attending author events at the Kaufleuten in Zurich since I moved to Switzerland. They are great things for the community and I think they can encourage reading, multilingual boarder-crossing, and intellectual discussions about literature from around the world. I recently went to Han Kang’s talk/interview about her book, The Vegetarian. I have … Continue reading

In Between Two Worlds: A review of “The Lonely Londoners”
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In Between Two Worlds: A review of “The Lonely Londoners”


Sam Selvon’s The Lonely Londoners was written in the 1950s in a climate of change for the West Indies and Britain. As the British Empire slowly lost grip of its ‘acquired’ colonies, the British population found themselves with the confronting prospect of their colonial subjects ‘invading’ their white spaces and homeland. The Lonely Londoners tells … Continue reading

The Man Booker Prize: should we worry about diversity in literary prizes?
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The Man Booker Prize: should we worry about diversity in literary prizes?


The Man Booker Prize started in 1969. It is a literary prize open to citizens of the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth, and the Republic of Ireland. Since 2005, The Man Booker Prize opened up an international category that would include works from around the world published in English. The United Kingdom consists of Britain, Scotland, … Continue reading

Can white people write about slavery? – A dicussion of Sue Monk Kidd’s “The Invention of Wings”
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Can white people write about slavery? – A dicussion of Sue Monk Kidd’s “The Invention of Wings”


I just finished reading “The Invention of Wings” by Sue Monk Kidd. This book was actually suggested by the book club I am in, and so I started to read it without much knowledge of the author or the real story of the Grimké sisters, Sarah and Angelina. To be honest, I was not even … Continue reading