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Isabel Wilkerson's ‘Caste: The Origin of Our Discontents’

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October 2020

Durgesh Solanki

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October 2020

In 1498 the colonial explorer Vasco da Gama reached Kerala, on the West Coast of present-day India. The Portuguese first came as traders, but...

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October 2020

Mieko Kawakami’s ‘Breasts and Eggs’

Zakia Uddin

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October 2020

‘What use are eggs on their own?’ is a question that resounds through Mieko Kawakami’s Breasts and Eggs, a...

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September 2020

Pankaj Mishra’s ‘Bland Fanatics’

Rebecca Liu

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September 2020

The Anglo-American commentariat is full of lofty egos. Pankaj Mishra has developed a reputation as their great deflater. ‘Watch...

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September 2020

Yun Ko-eun’s ‘The Disaster Tourist’

Esther Kim

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September 2020

How might the novelist, working with a form traditionally obsessed with humans, represent the nonhuman? Or, perhaps a better...

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September 2020

Shola von Reinhold’s ‘LOTE’

Izabella Scott

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September 2020

To read Shola von Reinhold’s ornate, multi-layered novel LOTE (2020) is to encounter a baroque mind. It tells the...

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September 2020

Let’s try again. Start over. On Nathalie Léger

Katie Da Cunha Lewin

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September 2020

I went to see Barbara Loden’s Wanda at a screening at the ICA, not for Nathalie Léger, but for...

Natasha Stagg’s ‘Sleeveless’

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August 2020

Amber Husain

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August 2020

‘The thong is centimetres closer to areas of arousal,’ writes Natasha Stagg in Sleeveless: Fashion, Image, Media, New York, 2011–2019, ‘which means it is...

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August 2020

Peter Gizzi’s ‘Sky Burial: New & Selected Poems’

Lucy Mercer

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August 2020

Described by its publisher as a ‘generous selection’, Peter Gizzi’s Sky Burial: New & Selected Poems (Carcanet, 2019) is more...

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August 2020

Natalia Borges Polesso’s ‘Amora’

Ellen Jones

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August 2020

For me, reading in Portuguese is a bit like watching the world go by through an extremely dirty window....

Nisha Ramayya’s ‘States of the Body Produced by Love’

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July 2020

Pratyusha

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July 2020

In States of the Body Produced by Love, Nisha Ramayya explores the Hindu goddess Parvati in her ten forms, the Mahāvidyās, each goddess coursing...

 

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