Archivi categoria: English

The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry

The Essex Serpent (2016) is the second book written by Sarah Perry. This British author was born in Essex in 1979, grew up in a strict Baptist family and has a PhD in creative writing. Her first novel was published … Continua a leggere

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My Year in Books 2017

And another year is over. Dear readers, thank you very much for visiting my blog and reading my posts from all over the world! I wish you all the best for 2018! And thank you to all the writers who … Continua a leggere

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A Portal in Space by Mahmoud Saeed

A Portal in Space by Mahmoud Saeed was published in Arabic in 2012 and in English in 2015. The novel is mainly set in Basra, a port city in southern Iraq and in Baghdad, the country’s capital, while the events … Continua a leggere

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Saddam City (I Am The One Who Saw) by Mahmoud Saeed

Mahmoud Saeed was born in Mosul, Iraq in the late 1930s, but after being imprisoned six times for political reasons between 1963 and 1980, in 1985 he finally succeeded to emigrate to the United Arab Emirates. Since 1999, he has been living … Continua a leggere

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Tears before Exaltation by Fidelis O. Mkparu

A GLOOMY DRAMA ABOUT TWO MENTALLY-INSTABLE MEDICAL STUDENTS To be published in March 2018 by Harvard Square Editions Knoxville, Tennessee. Benjamin Ava is the main character and first-person narrator. He works in a hospital. There he sees a skinny woman … Continua a leggere

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The Next Factory of the World: How Chinese Investment Is Reshaping Africa by Irene Yuan Sun

AN INTERESTING INSIGHT INTO CHINESE FACTORIES IN AFRICA This is my first NetGalley review and I’m really excited about it! This website gives you the chance to apply for reading ebooks for free before they are published so that publishers … Continua a leggere

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White Monkey by Carlos Hughes

THE HIGHLY-ENTERTAINING TRAGICOMICAL STORY OF AN ENGLISH TEACHER IN KOREA The novel White Monkey by Carlos Hughes was published in 2016. The author was born in England in 1972 and he has taught in China, South Korea and Saudi Arabia. … Continua a leggere

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