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The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector’s Story

Author: Hyeonseo Lee, David John

Language: English

Summary: An extraordinary insight into life under one of the world’s most ruthless and secretive dictatorships – and the story of one woman’s terrifying struggle to avoid capture/repatriation and guide her family to freedom.
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Il té letterario di Expatclic dell’8 gennaio 2021

Il tema di oggi era: Come classifichiamo i nostri libri   Argomento gustosissimo che come sempre ci ha dato un sacco di spunti e idee. Le nostre donne classificano i loro libri in modi molto diversi e fantasiosi. Tra questi: prima per lingua, poi per autore, e infine per sentimenti – cosa ha risvegliato questo libro? Quanto lo si è amato? per casa editrice, e … Continue reading Il té letterario di Expatclic dell’8 gennaio 2021

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The Penguin Book of migration literature: departures, arrivals, generations, returns

Author: Dohra Ahmad

Language: English

Summary: Every year, three to four million people move to a new country. From war refugees to corporate expats, migrants constantly reshape their places of origin and arrival. This selection of works collected together for the first time brings together the most compelling literary depictions of migration.

Organized in four parts (Departures, Arrivals, Generations, and Returns), The Penguin Book of Migration Literature conveys the intricacy of worldwide migration patterns, the diversity of immigrant experiences, and the commonalities among many of those diverse experiences. Ranging widely across the eighteenth through twenty-first centuries, across every continent of the earth, and across multiple literary genres, the anthology gives readers an understanding of our rapidly changing world, through the eyes of those at the centre of that change. With thirty carefully selected poems, short stories, and excerpts spanning three hundred years and twenty-five countries, the collection brings together luminaries, emerging writers, and others who have earned a wide following in their home countries but have been less recognized in the Anglophone world. Editor of the volume Dohra Ahmad provides a contextual introduction, notes, and suggestions for further exploration, while Haitian American novelist Edwidge Danticat provides a foreword.

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Just a Diplomatic Spouse: A true story of Life

Author: Alexandra Paucescu

Language: English

Summary: Alexandra Paucescu is an educated Romanian woman who, by the age of 30, sees her whole life changing completely, as she marries a diplomat and embarks on a life long journey as a trailing diplomatic spouse.

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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Immigrant Women Who Changed the World

Author: Elena Favilli

Language: English

Summary: Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Immigrant Women Who Changed the World is the third book in the New York Times bestselling series for children. Packed with 100 all-new bedtime stories about the lives of incredible female figures from the past and the present, this volume recognizes women who left their birth countries for a multitude of reasons: some for new opportunities, some out of necessity. Continue reading “Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Immigrant Women Who Changed the World”

Il té letterario di Expatclic dell’11 dicembre 2020

Oggi abbiamo parlato di Graphic Stories. Un argomento particolare, che abbiamo affrontato con un po’ d’apprensione perchè in tutte le nostre discussioni passate, e in tutti i riferimenti che si sono incrociati in queste, gli accenni alle Graphic Novels sono stati pochissimi. E invece siam venute via con una lista ricchissima di titoli, e con una bella chiacchierata all’attivo del nostro fantastico gruppo. Alcuni titoli … Continue reading Il té letterario di Expatclic dell’11 dicembre 2020