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02 Dec 19
Japanese Tales of Lafcadio Hearn

Japanese Tales of Lafcadio Hearn

Review by Azmina Sohail

This collection of fantasy tales is a great example of how literature has evolved and should continue to evolve in every sense of the word; in representation, theme and language.

06 Nov 19
The Memory Police by Ogawa Yoko

The Memory Police by Ogawa Yoko

Review by Jill Dobson

The novel takes place on an unnamed island where, for the past 15 years, things have regularly disappeared, not just physically but from memory. This disappearance is enforced by the Memory Police, the only manifestation of authority.

28 Oct 19
Sweet Bean Paste by Durian Sukegawa

Sweet Bean Paste by Durian Sukegawa

Review by Chris Arning

Durian Sukegawa’s Sweet Bean Paste is a tender story chronicling the unlikely bond between an ex con and an elderly lady with a shadowy past. The novel starts in a comical vein like a classic ‘odd couple’ narrative but turns into something else.

09 Oct 19
Kinshu: Autumn Brocade by Miyamoto Teru

Kinshu: Autumn Brocade by Miyamoto Teru

Review by Robert Paul Weston

Kinshu is an epistolary novel, told in a series of letters between a divorced and thoroughly estranged couple. Aki and her former husband, Yasuaki, have neither spoken nor seen each other in over a decade.

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