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Celia Wren

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  • 15 years ago

    "Amandla!"—Power!—was the shout that erupted from South African protest rallies in the days of minority white rule. A decade after the crumbling of apartheid, many black South Africans are still plagued by powerlessness, as Adam Ashforth...

  • 16 years ago

    Worlds succumb to shell shock, just as people do, in The Dragon Hunt, the first story collection by Vietnamese writer Tran Vu to appear in English. From the hallucinatory title novella, a meditation on guilt and self-destruction in his native land...

  • 17 years ago

    Scents war and mingle in Shani Mootoo's evocative first novel Cereus Blooms at Night. Troubling the sultry air of a Caribbean village, with its reassuring smells of coal, decaying guavas, chicken coops, and periwinkle snails, are other scents that...