Book Haul

Last month was my bloggiversary and so of course I couldn’t pass up a reason to celebrate without a good book haul so here are the books I got:

Space Invaders by Nona Fernรƒยกndez, translated by Natasha Wimmer. This is a story about a group of children growing up in Chile at the end of the Pinochet regime and who in adulthood are preoccupied by uneasy memories of their classmate Estrella.

Woman at Point Zero by Nawal El Saadawi, translated by Sherif Hetata. A novel about a young women in a Cairo prison cell, facing execution. I’ve heard a lot of praise about this book recently and think it will be an excellent read.

Circe by Madeline Miller. In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child — not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power — the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves.

World of Wonders by Aimee Nezhukumatathil. A a collection of essays about the natural world, and the way its inhabitants can teach, support, and inspire us. I already had to flip through this one to see the beautiful illustrations.

Postcolonial Love Poem by Natalie Diaz. In my effort to discover more poets I thought why not try the winner of the 2021 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry.

I want to read all of these now and I’m excited that two of these will be perfect for Women in Translation month coming up next month. Let me know if you’ve read any of these and what you thought.

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