Monthly Archives: February 2012

  1. Lost In Translation?

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    February 28, 2012 by markstani

    With the 25-book longlist for this year’s Best Translated Book Award announced today, and the longlist for the Independent Foreign …
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  2. MAN Asian Review: Narcopolis

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    February 27, 2012 by markstani

    Spanning three decades in the life of Mumbai’s notorious Shuklaji Street, where five-rupee prostitutes cower in cages by ‘roads mined …
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  3. One Inch Wonders #34: Molvania

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    February 24, 2012 by markstani

    from Molvania (Jetlag Travel Guides), pub. AtlanticHOW TO GET THEREThe national airline of Molvania is Aeromolv, the subject of much …
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  4. Interview: Jahnavi Barua

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    February 22, 2012 by markstani

    Jahnavi Barua’s Rebirth (pub. Penguin India), a delicate, contemporary tale of love and loneliness in Bangalore and Assam, is shortlisted …
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  5. Review: Jamilia

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    February 21, 2012 by markstani

    At just ninety-six broad-spaced pages, Chingiz Aitmatov’s Jamilia wisps by at the speed of a Kyrgyz breeze. But for all …
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  6. Review: Rebirth

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    February 18, 2012 by markstani

    This completes my reviews for this year’s MAN Asian Prize shortlist. My reviews of the other long- and shortlist titles …
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  7. Review: Waiting For The Wild Beasts To Vote

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    February 16, 2012 by markstani

    It is widely acknowledged that, through the likes of Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Mario Vargas Llosa, Latin America has pretty …
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