Rewriting the narrative: Ghalib Islam’s Fire in the Unnameable Country

It’s difficult to know where to start on a review of Ghalib Islam’s Fire in the Unnameable Country. The book is a thing apart. It’s a unique entity without direct comparison, although maybe a collaboration between Jose Saramago, Haruki Murakami and Franz Kafka would come close. Islam’s tale breaks every rule you can think of, in … Continue reading Rewriting the narrative: Ghalib Islam’s Fire in the Unnameable Country

An outsider’s view of outsiders: an interview with Joseph Boyden

Joseph Boyden’s novels are all about place. They are anchored not only in the wilds of Canada (for the most part), but they are tied to the First Nations consciousness of a homeland. So it’s funny that Boyden, who lives in New Orleans, stays away from these places in order to better understand and write … Continue reading An outsider’s view of outsiders: an interview with Joseph Boyden