Yoko Tawada, translated from German by Arild Vange: Without accent CULTURAL CRITICISM: Yoko Tawada moves between German and Japanese words – in line with Paul Celan or Roland Barthes. But did you know that tears contain the stress hormone cortisol?
Khaled Khalifa. Translated from Arabic by Oda A. Winsnes: Death is a toil SYRIA: A multisectoral, multi-religious, multi-linguistic and multiethnic state torn to shreds by the Ba'ath party, extremists, militias and rival superpowers, all demanding their share of the country.
Translated from English by Signe Prøis: Behrouz Boochani: Only the mountains are my friend REFUGEES: Unity is pulverized, everyone just thinks of managing on their own, surviving, tearing up an extra bite of food, a place in the food queue or the telephone queue.
Ma Jian: China Dream, translated from Chinese Looking back on the protagonist Ma Doade's past as a Red Guardian during the Cultural Revolution, China Dream challenges the extensive forgery of history in China.
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