REVIEW: Synapse

Synapse Antjie Krog Human & Rousseau ISBN: 9780798167901 Karina Magdalena Szczurek Reading Antjie Krog’s latest volume of poetry translated into English, Synapse (Mede-wete in Afrikaans), I was faced with an old personal dilemma: How much hard work is too much

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REVIEW: Malignant

MALIGNANT: How Cancer Becomes Us Lochlan Jain University of California Press ISBN: 9708520276574 REVIEW: Dawn Garisch Lochlan Jain is a cancer survivor. She is also an anthropologist living in the USA. Malignant is in part the personal story of what

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QUICK REVIEW: Yes Please

Yes Please Amy Poehler ISBN: 9780062268341 Picador Karin Schimke Reading this well-known American comedienne and actress’s “middle-of-the-road” autobiography is like being on a road trip with someone who is so much fun you can’t believe your luck. But it’s a

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QUICK REVIEW: ADULTERY

ADULTERY Paulo Coelho Hutchinson ISBN-13: 978-1101874080 Shirley de Kock Gueller Although easy to read, Adultery leaves you wanting a little more. A depressed but happily married successful and rather self-indulgent Swiss journalist seeks just that, seeing herself as lonely in

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