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A pitcher tells a thousand words

February 26, 2014


Dip the pitcher into the water enough and it finally breaks – Salvadorian proverb Un Dia en la Vida is one of those books I had so hopefully imagined reading as I  started on this journey.  As the title suggests (English title – One Day of Life) it offers a snapshot of a particular time […]


November 13, 2013


A guest who breaks the dishes of his host is not soon forgotten: Djibouti proverb Abdourahman A. Waberi’s Passage des Larmes is one of those books.  You know, the ones you are forced to read in book groups, or pick up because it’s on a ‘recommends’ table in the bookshop and you need makeweight on […]


October 16, 2013


  And so we’ve made it to ‘D’ and Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic. It almost sounds like a skipping rhyme. And ‘D’ is a nice short letter, made shorter by dint of being able to skip Denmark and Dominica. The list of Danish writers, from Hans Christian Andersen to Pia Juul, from Karen Blixen […]

Coeval intentions

August 7, 2013


Every word has three definitions and three interpretations: Costa Rican proverb Fabián Dobles Rogdríguez’s  Los años, pequeños días is a haunting little novel.  I say little not only because it’s more a novella than a novel, but also because its scope is ‘small life’, made smaller by the novel’s structure and style.[1] The novel records […]