• Written in Black // K.H. Lim
    EN,  Fiction

    Written in Black // K.H. Lim

    Brunei is a tiny country on the island of Borneo that I know basically nothing about. You can imagine my delight that it was quite easy to find a recently published book in English. My delight persisted as the book…

  • Far and Beyon' // Unity Dow
    EN,  Fiction

    Far and Beyon’ // Unity Dow

    Mara’s two sons are dead – some believe from AIDS, but Mara is rather convinced that they died because someone is jinxing her. In turn, she turns to traditional rituals to protect her family. Her two remaining children, Mosa and…

  • The Testaments // Margaret Atwood
    EN,  Fiction

    The Testaments // Margaret Atwood

    Over my Christmas and New Year’s vacation, I watched all three seasons of The Handmaid’s Tale and my loving partner decided to support my new obsession by giving me The Testaments for Christmas. I read The Handmaid’s Tale a few…

  • Iman // Ryad Assani-Razaki
    DE,  Fiction

    Iman // Ryad Assani-Razaki

    Ich bin in Benin angekommen – einem Land, von dem ich vorher so gut wie gar nichts wusste, um ehrlich zu sein, nicht einmal, wo es genau liegt. Benin ist arm, nicht besonders entwickelt, und sonst eher unscheinbar. Iman, der…

  • Beka Lamb // Zee Edgell
    EN,  Fiction

    Beka Lamb // Zee Edgell

    So far, my mission to read a book from every country in the world feels more like reading a book from every country in the Carribbean and then some other ones, too. This time, I landed in Belize, a small…

  • DE,  Fiction

    Verschwinden von Mariana Enríquez

    Auf meiner Reise durch die Literatur unserer kleinen Erde habe ich das erste Land Lateinamerikas erreicht: Argentinien. Argentinien, wie ich aus Wikipedia erfahre, war Anfang bis Mitte des 20. Jahrhunderts eines der reichsten Länder der Welt, wurde aber nach der…