mayajaggi

Article image
The Black and White Museum by Ferdinand Dennis review – city snapshots
Short stories from the author of Duppy Conqueror show London life as a series of subtle epiphanies

Maya Jaggi

17, Dec, 2021 @7:30 AM

Article image
The Disoriented by Amin Maalouf review – exile and homecoming
The Lebanese-born French author brilliantly interrogates the conscience of a historian who returns to his war-torn country

Maya Jaggi

30, Jan, 2021 @7:30 AM

Article image
The Wondrous and Tragic Life of Ivan and Ivana by Maryse Condé review – a scurrilous picaresque
The route to radicalisation is explored in a sharply satirical tale by the winner of the Alternative Nobel

Maya Jaggi

16, Jul, 2020 @6:30 AM

Article image
The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree review – magic realism in Iran
After the 1979 Islamic revolution, a bereaved family seek solace in the ancient forests of northern Iran, in Shokoofeh Azar’s International Booker-shortlisted novel

Maya Jaggi

05, Jun, 2020 @11:00 AM

Article image
The Frightened Ones by Dima Wannous review – love and loneliness in Syria
This multilayered tale of revolution and displacement explores the psychological fallout from living under a brutal dictatorship

Maya Jaggi

15, Apr, 2020 @8:00 AM

Article image
The Eighth Life (for Brilka) by Nino Haratischvili review – a landmark epic
Life on the fringes of the Russian and Soviet empires is vividly evoked in this award-winning family saga from Georgia

Maya Jaggi

04, Dec, 2019 @7:29 AM

Article image
We were promised a less Eurocentric Nobel. We got two laureates from Europe | Maya Jaggi
Olga Tokarczuk and Peter Handke may be fine writers but their awards only add to suspicions over the prize’s limited horizons

Maya Jaggi

11, Oct, 2019 @3:16 PM

Article image
Black Moses by Alain Mabanckou review – a picaresque tour-de-force
A Congolese orphan struggles to escape desperate circumstances in a novel whose ebullient humour has an undertow of grief

Maya Jaggi

14, Apr, 2017 @2:00 PM

Article image
Politics upstages art as Georgia’s writers reflect on 25 years of independence
Tensions still run high in Tblisi but the collapse of the old order has given rein to creativity too

Maya Jaggi

09, Apr, 2016 @7:00 AM

Article image
The Book of Memory by Petina Gappah review – a fictional testament from death row
A Zimbabwean woman’s powerful plea for help exposes a web of dark secrets and sexual jealousies

Maya Jaggi

19, Sep, 2015 @6:30 AM

Article image
Mia Couto: ‘I am white and African. I like to unite contradictory worlds’
The novelist discusses his hopes for conservation after the death of Cecil the lion, and his memories of Mozambique’s bloody civil war

Maya Jaggi

15, Aug, 2015 @10:00 AM

Article image
Signs Preceding the End of the World by Yuri Herrera review – a lyrical Mexican migrants’ tale
A young woman’s journey to bring her brother back from the States takes on mythological proportions in this rich, strange novel

Maya Jaggi

22, Apr, 2015 @10:01 AM

1 / 20 pages