The White Book is Han Kang’s autofiction written during the time she spent in Warsaw (Poland) and Norwich (UK) on … More
Territory of Light contains 12 chapters published in 12 parts in the Japanese literary monthly Gunzo from 1978 to 1979. … More
In this novella, Tommy Wieringa shows another aspect of illegal migration and tackles cultural and identity issues of second generation … More
The story line of a group of poor people crossing the border illegally and journeying into the wilderness to look … More
I wrote this review of Ru by Kim Thuy for Vien Dong Daily News. It was published in the Tet, … More
The Passport by the Nobel prize winning author Herta Muller is only 92 pages long but it’s quite a journey! … More
This is a story of resilience, of quiet sacrifices, of delicious food, of enthralling poetry, and of warm hearts and rich emotions. A uniquely beautiful novel.
Masks was written with the underlying motifs of No mask, shamanism, folklore, traditional Japanese theater. There are plenty of discussions about No masks, about spirit possession in the Tale of Genji. There is even an eerie description of a séance in the book.