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Afterlives by Abdulrazak Gurnah review living through colonialism This compelling novel focuses on those enduring German rule in East Africa at the beginning of the twentieth centuryUntil recently, most conversations about the European colonial presence in Africa have excluded Germany. Established in the late 19th centu
The Guardian | 2 hours, 27 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Michael Rosen on his Covid-19 coma: It felt like a pre-death, a nothingness Earlier this year, the beloved childrens writer spent six weeks on a ventilator with coronavirus. He talks about the magic of the NHS, the mismanagement of the crisis and how his near-death experience has changed himIm drinking lemon tea, Michael Rosen sa
The Guardian | 3 hours, 57 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
A Syrian Refugee Family's Resettlement In The U.S. Is Captured In Graphic Novel Welcome To The New World begins in 2016 when the Aldabaans arrive on election day and wake up in Donald Trump's America. Author Jake Halpern began to document the newcomers in a comic strip.
NPR.org | 13 hours, 1 minute ago | comment? | recommend
'His Very Best' Calls Jimmy Carter 'Perhaps The Most Misunderstood President' Jonathan Alter tells Carter's life story beautifully and with admirable fairness while it's evident that he admires Carter, he treats the former president as a real person, as flawed as anyone else.
NPR.org | 13 hours, 9 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Craig Silvey on writing from a trans perspective: 'A novelist is required to listen, to learn' Jasper Jones authors new novel wades into a discussion about own voices that asks: even if its written well, should it have been written at all?Art imitates life in the opening scene of Craig Silveys latest novel, Honeybee. A transgender teenager, feeling
The Guardian | 15 hours, 28 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
A Lead Prosecutor On Mueller's Team Weighs In On Where The Investigation Fell Short Federal prosecutor Andrew Weissmann says the Mueller investigation was fundamentally shaped by the president's power to fire the team and to pardon key witnesses. His new book is Where Law Ends.
NPR.org | 16 hours, 17 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Number of young adult writers of colour doubles to almost 20% Research shows improvement in diversity of YA writers but comes with warning about domination by US authorsThe proportion of authors of colour writing for young adults in the UK has more than doubled in the last two years.Research from University College
The Guardian | 17 hours, 9 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
'Leave The World Behind' Is A Signature Novel For This Blasted Year A family on vacation open the door of their remote Airbnb rental one night to an older couple who claim to be the home's owners. Rumaan Alam's thrilling novel is about race, class and self delusion.
NPR.org | 17 hours, 37 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
The Meaning of Mariah Carey review fascinating memoir by a misunderstood star This is not the gossipy, celebrity reminiscence many might expect but the chart-topping singer is captivating on race, wealth and her own extranessIn the popular imagination, Mariah Carey is a caricature: the embodiment of the demanding diva stereotype (a
The Guardian | 20 hours, 12 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Trump Nominee Could Solidify Supreme Court's Conservative Direction Steve Inskeep talks to Republican Sen. Ted Cruz about Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. Cruz is a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which begins confirmation hearings next month.
NPR.org | 20 hours, 53 minutes ago | comment? | recommend