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November 2013

Celebrating Our First Ten Years

Image: Zhao Bo, Rainbow City, 2009 (detail) Oil on canvas in seven panels 78 3/4 x 35 1/2 inches each (200 x 90 cm each) Courtesy Eli Klein Fine Art, © Zhao Bo

This month we celebrate our tenth anniversary with compelling new work by some of our favorite writers from the last decade. In two tales of the afterlife, Sakumi Tayama’s fraudulent mediums channel unexpected spirits, and Marek Huberath’s grieving widower bids a prolonged farewell. Eduardo Halfon finds the ghost of his grandfather in a Guatemalan bully, while Iraq’s Najem Wali, in Lisbon, commemorates lost cities and loves. Mazen Kerbaj slips into a reverie; Évelyne Trouillot's bourgeoise is jolted from hers. Nahid Mofazzari talks dual existence with Goli Taraghi; Carmen Boullosa traces historical theft in Mexico; Can Xue portrays the decline and revitalization of a revered leader. We hope you’ll join us in saluting these writers and the many others we've presented throughout the years. Elsewhere, we present writing on the Rwandan genocide by Kelsy Lamko, Esther Mujawayo and Souâd Belhaddad, and Michaella Rugwizangoga, introduced by Elizabeth Applegate.
 

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Book Reviews

Mircea Cărtărescu’s “Blinding”

Reviewed by Carla Baricz

Sergio Chejfec’s “The Dark”

Reviewed by David Varno

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