Scholastique Mukasonga’s newly translated memoir is about the impact of the Rwandan genocide, during which 37 of her family members were killed.
Author Archives: PARUL SEHGAL
Anne Serre’s slender work of fiction, recently translated from the French, is about three carnal but innocent women working for a large family.
Oyinkan Braithwaite’s debut novel is about a Nigerian woman who assists her murderous sister in cleaning up crime scenes.
In “I Am Dynamite!,” by Sue Prideaux, the philosopher steps out of the mists of obfuscation and rumor, vividly evoked as a thinker and a man.
In this correspondence, written between 1956 and 1963, ending a week before Plath’s death, at 30, we see goals triumphantly and tragically fulfilled.
In Perumal Murugan’s “One Part Woman,” a religious festival allows childless women to sleep with men other than their husbands, in the hope of becoming pregnant.
Nora Krug’s “Belonging” is about the author’s attempt to trace the stubborn silences in German life and her own family’s role during World War II.
Eisenberg’s latest stories are about emerging from isolation and complacency, and larger questions of what it means to live an ethical life.
In “Essayism,” Brian Dillon rhapsodizes over his favorite practitioners of the form, including Susan Sontag, Joan Didion and Montaigne.