A memoir in the form of a series of sharply etched vignettes that shift astonishingly in time and mood, and range in place from Africa and the US to the streets of London. It demonstrates that no moment is isolated, and that privilege, conflict, race and gender are inherent in all our encounters, from the banal to the extreme.
What do you report when you become uncertain of the facts, of the notion of truth and of the purpose of writing? What can you understand of yourself when you are uncertain how or if your memories can be correlated with known 'facts'? Is your idea of yourself anything other than... read more
|Reading Level:||General Adult|
Featured Artists: Elizabeth Thomson, Nick Austin, James Robinson, Simon KaanWriters: Michalia Arathimos, Ruth Arnison, Nick Ascroft, Airini Beautrais, Tony Beyer, Peter Bland, Victoria Broome, Sam Clements, Jennifer Compton, David Coventry, Carolyn Cossey, Ben Egerton, Riemke ... read more
Grains of sand, bridges, shampoo, a bike, board games, yoga, sellotape, birds, balloons, tattoos, wandering hands, tweezers, maths, fish, letterboxes, puppets, a vacuum cleaner, a ball of string - and love. In this novel of yous and mes, of hims and hers, Pagano choreographs the objects, gestur... read more
Description: Considered one of the leading writers of the 20th century, credited with influencing the works of other Latin American authors including Gabriel Garcia Marquez.Rulfo won Mexico's National Prize for Literature in 1970 and was awarded the Cervantes prize in 19... read more
An expatriate professor, Vega, returns from exile in Canada to El Salvador for his mother's funeral. A sensitive idealist and an aggrieved motor mouth, he sits at a bar with the author, Castellanos Moya, from five to seven in the evening, telling his tale and ra... read more
I was half way through a rereading of Thomas Bernhard’s The Lime Works when this book arrived, and, because the desire for new experience sometimes seems more urgent (or possibly just easier) than deeper exploration of the familiar, I read it immediately. How, t... read more
Working in the vein of Anne Carson, Josefine Klougart's novel is both true-to-life and incredibly poetic in its relating of a brief, intense love affair and the grief and disillusionment that follow its end. While she recounts the time with her lover, the narrator is also heading b... read more
"A penetrating autobiographical novel, and for English-language readers this work serves as a stunning introduction to a remarkable author." -- Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) "A novel of genius and disturbing intelligence." -- Enrique Vila-Matas, author of The Illogic of Kassel This power... read more
During the Cultural Revolution over 14 million Chinese high school graduates were sent from the cities to live and work in the countryside. They were known as zhiqing - 'educated youth'. They fell in love, married, had children. In the late 1970s the policy changed and they were allowed t... read more
|Author:||Laila (INT) Emma (TRN); Lalami Fouad; Ramadan Laroui|
|Reading Level:||General Adult|
"Black sand, grey sea, sombre orange coloured onto the pot its clay shape receiving a past not known to the potter, my coast, long deserted and with me where the words began." Helen Jacobs 5th collection of poems. First published September 2006.