10 Moments That Shook The Literary World This Year: Critical Linking, December 24

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Properly, this yr certain has been 100 years lengthy! As we battle out of this huge frying pan and earlier than we drop into the inevitable fireplace, let’s revisit a number of the tales that took over our information and Twitter feeds this yr (and have been then instantly supplanted by, like, a Nazi operating for Congress and completely forgotten). We tried to combine it up in order that a few of them are… properly not enjoyable precisely, enjoyable was laborious to come back by this yr, however at the least dripping with schadenfreude.

This yr has significantly been so lengthy a few of these felt like lifetimes in the past.


This yr was filled with spectacular fiction, spine-tingling poetry and hard-hitting non-fiction from Africa. Right here is a number of the greatest.

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Over the course of three years, Vonk, together with a neighborhood radio producer and a group activist, gathered tales advised by individuals everywhere in the Mbomo district within the Congo Basin, the second-largest tropical rainforest on the earth. It’s residence to 1000’s of plant and animal species and to individuals as properly.
The tales are primarily from an oral custom. Every story they collected was translated into English, French and Lingala (a Bantu language) for the ebook and is depicted in stylized images by Dutch photographer Pieter Henket.

These photographs are so lovely!

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