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Review: Thirteen Months of Sunrise by Rania Mamoun

I admittedly went into reading Thirteen Months of Sunrise with high expectations; I haven’t been this excited for a collection since the Iraq +100 (also, coincidently, by Comma Press) and I’ll start this off by saying that it absolutely did not disappoint. This collection of short stories by the author, journalist, and activist Rania Mamoun …

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Review: Woman of the Ashes by Mia Couto

This riveting novel, more than any other I’ve read in recent memory, cemented for me the true value of translated literature. I write predominantly about translated literature because it’s the most valuable, intimate way of learning true empathy for another culture, especially one we may know next-to-nothing about. Through Woman of the Ashes, the first …

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