June 9, 2015
Ondjaki’s book, Granma Nineteen and the Soviet’s Secret is an homage to the author’s childhood memories. However, the author does not use...
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May 21, 2015
What I should tell you is this: Read African Titanics tomorrow, read it yesterday, but don’t read it today. After all, the relationship...
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May 9, 2015
PEN World Voices Festival’s most popular event, the "Translation Slam" took place at the historic Nuyorican Poets Café on May 8th and was...
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May 5, 2015
Despite the awkward statement of over 200 writers protesting PEN’s decision to award the PEN/Toni and James C. Goodale Freedom of...
Poetry
October 17, 2014
Editor's Introduction The 17th Century Kabbalist, Nathan of Gaza, speculated that before the world came into being, there were, in the...
Literature
October 6, 2014
Houses in small towns have strange nicknames. My parents' house, for instance, is known to the residents of the locality as White House –...
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October 6, 2014
One of the unexpected benefits of preparing an anthology is the chance to read through enough mediocre literature to begin to ask yourself...
Literature
October 2, 2014
Preface Frankétienne (1936-) is considered one of the most important figures in twentieth and twenty-first century Haitian literature and...
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August 5, 2014
The Amen Corner (1954; Dial Press) Another Country (1962; Dial Press) If Beale Street Could Talk (1974; Dial Press) Blues for Mister...