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Sophie Pinkham – Black Square: Adventures in Post-Soviet Ukraine

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If you’ve ever had any interest in Ukraine, than look no further than Sophie Pinkham’s recent debut, Black Square: Adventures in Post-Soviet Ukraine (W.W. Norton & Company). This book is no mere accounting of current events.  It is a beautifully rendered illustration of life in modern Ukraine that intertwines historical and cultural facts through the

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January 9, 2017

Aracelis Girmay – the black maria

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How does one write a book of poems that deals with the unspeakable suffering that history, its people and its events, have brought onto innocent lives, without perpetuating that trauma? the black maria, by Aracelis Girmay (BOA Editions) doesn’t evade tragedy. There is suffering here: that of the thousands who have attempted the journey to

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April 25, 2016

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