Monthly Archives: January 2012

  1. Interview: Jamil Ahmad

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    January 30, 2012 by markstani

    Jamil Ahmad’s The Wandering Falcon (pub. Penguin) is an extraordinary collection of inter-linked stories which shines a light on the …
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  2. Review: Drifting House


    January 27, 2012 by markstani

    On the face of it, South Korean fiction has the raw materials to make it big: partition, war, dictatorships and …
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  3. Review: Looking For Transwonderland


    January 24, 2012 by markstani

    Reading Noo Saro-Wiwa’s account of her travels in Nigeria, Looking For Transwonderland (pub. Granta), it is difficult to avoid the …
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  4. Africa Reading Challenge


    January 23, 2012 by markstani

    Fellow book blogger Kinna Reads has devised the Africa Reading Challenge: a loose commitment to read, review and discuss at …
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  5. Review: Chinaman


    January 20, 2012 by markstani

    In my life I have seen beauty only twice. I’m not talking Tharuniya magazine front-cover beauty. I’m talking staggering beauty. …
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  6. The Mystery of Pobby and Dingan

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    January 17, 2012 by markstani

    In 2001, Ben Rice’s eighty-nine page novella, Pobby and Dingan, briefly lit up the literary world. Rice’s deceptively simple story …
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  7. Upcoming Reviews

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    January 16, 2012 by markstani