Book Love: Julia Voznesenskaya’s The Women’s Decameron

(This blog post had to happen sometime.) Sure, we’ve all fallen in love with people, but some of us have also fallen in love with books. I was in my early twenties, living in a newly post-Soviet Moscow, where I’d gone to work after college. Censorship had collapsed along with the Soviet Union, and manyContinue reading “Book Love: Julia Voznesenskaya’s The Women’s Decameron”

Forthcoming: Abel and Cain by Gregor von Rezzori

Originally posted on The Untranslated:
New York Review Books is going to publish Gregor von Rezzori’s novelistic diptych in all its toxic splendour. Joachim Neugroschel’s 1985 translation of the massive, controversial The Death of My Brother Abel (Der Tod meines Bruders Abel) has been revised by Marshall Yarborough for this publication, and the prequel Cain (Kain. Das letzte Manuskript), translated…

A Russian Affair by Anton Chehov

one of the most deepest needs human have is to be beloved by another human being and ironically most people wouldn’t admit to have that need, and as a social beings we define ourselves by the relationships we have with another human beings ,but in all human feelings Love is the most beautiful feeling toContinue reading “A Russian Affair by Anton Chehov”

Two book mini reviews

Since it’s November and many people is dedicating it to reading non fiction if you don’t read it and read more non fiction if you already read it I though I start my first post with two short reviews Sudha Murthy according to Wikipedia is Indian engineer, teacher, philanthropist and writer in Kannada and English.Continue reading “Two book mini reviews”

how honor ruined many women lives

my your daughter be in house or in grave old Somali proverb Honor is not murder. And dishonor is not a girl who goes to school. It is not a girl who plays outside. It is not a girl who refuses to marry at a young age. It is not a girl who speaks, laughs, andContinue reading “how honor ruined many women lives”

The harrowing daily experience of being trans women

Early this year the first Somali trans women came out to the public in facebook which caused uproar in the Somali social media and although the the reason she came out to the public was not for people to accept her but to shun also the many Imams who raped and molested her when sheContinue reading “The harrowing daily experience of being trans women”

You’re Just Too Good To Be True by Sofija Stefanovic

Every time we log into internet we expose ourselves to many things from ads that wants us to buy things we don’t need to and to scams,identity theft and many other hazardous things. Somehow i as younger generation I believe i am internet native and i know the many dark corners of the internet  andContinue reading “You’re Just Too Good To Be True by Sofija Stefanovic”

Weights and Measures by Joseph Roth

Most people depart this world without having acquired so much as a grain of truth about themselves. Possibly they acquire it in the next world. Some, however, are granted self-knowledge while they are still in this world. It usually comes to them quite suddenly and alarms them mightily. Inspector Eibenschütz belonged to this category ofContinue reading “Weights and Measures by Joseph Roth”

HAS THE WEST LOST IT? A Provocation by Kishore Mahbubani

  for the last 1800 years China and India both were the largest Economies and until 1820 did Europe unseat them and it seems nowadays that that seat is returning to them the recent period of Western relative over-performance against other civilizations is a major historical aberration. All such aberrations come to a natural end,Continue reading “HAS THE WEST LOST IT? A Provocation by Kishore Mahbubani”

La Bastarda: A Novel by Trifonia Melibea Obono

. “If you don’t have a name, you’re invisible, and if you’re invisible, you can’t claim any rights. Besides, the offensive label man-woman implies disdain toward women. It reduces them to passive sexual objects that never act on their own desires. Think about it. From what I can see you’re no fool.” although this shortContinue reading “La Bastarda: A Novel by Trifonia Melibea Obono”

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