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Review My Pen is the Wing of a Bird, New Fiction by Afghan Women

Afghan women have been in the news again since the Taliban have banned Voice of America, the BBC and Deutsche Welle after women students and teachers protested peacefully in response to secondary schools for girls […]

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Review Sarajevo Firewood, Saïd Khatibi

Saïd Khatibi’s polyphonic novel, Sarajevo Firewood, pays homage to the victims of civil war in Algeria and Bosnia in the 1990s, and gives the survivors a voice. Scarred by erratic memories and traumatic recall – […]

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Review The Settlement, Ruth Kirby-Smith

BookBlast Review of The Settlement by Ruth Kirby-Smith, set in Ireland in 1921 when trouble flares up after partition under British law by the Government of Ireland Act which created Northern Ireland.. “He stood at […]

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Andrew McDougall reviews Theatre of War, Andrea Jeftanovic

Andrea Jeftanovic’s Theatre of War takes place over three acts and many scenes, and is acted out on various stages. True to its title, this is theatre in the shape of a novel, with the […]

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Review The Eighth Life (for Brilka), Nino Haratischvili

BookBlast reviews the engrossing family saga, The Eighth Life (for Brilka) by Nino Haratischvili, Georgian-born novelist, playwright and theatre director who lives and works in Hamburg. “I owe these lines to a century that cheated […]

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Review Madeleine, Euan Cameron

BookBlast reviews Euan Cameron’s novel Madeleine, published by MacLehose Press. Madeleine is a perfectly-formed, psychologically acute first novel of love and war, shameful secrets and cowardly treachery. Euan Cameron’s prose sparkles with unsettling beauty and […]

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2BooksReview Wild Woman, Marina Šur Puhlovski & Under Pressure, Faruk Šehić

What can the novels Wild Woman by Marina Šur Puhlovski and Under Pressure by Faruk Šehić tell us about the breakup of Yugoslavia which caused such a tectonic shift in Balkan identity? Each to their […]

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Spotlight Read the World with MacLehose Press 5 Notable Writers

Read the World with MacLehose Press which specialises in the very best translated literary and crime fiction. If words can offer new worlds, you will find them in the pages of the books by the […]

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Review The Ghosts & Jamal, Bridget Blankley

BookBlast reviews The Ghosts and Jamal about a young orphan surviving Nigeria’s internal conflicts marked by terrorism and religious strife. “As far as Jamal could tell, only two things were wrong: a dirty yellow vapour […]