WWW Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Taking on a World of Words hosts WWW Wednesday each week, I’m told. The objective is to answer the following questions, leave a link to your post, and read the posts of other participants. It looks like a great way to find some good books to read because we all need more good books, right? Thanks to Marina Sofia at Finding Time to Write for sharing this meme. The Three Ws are: What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you think you’ll read next? I’m currently reading Revenge by Japanese author Yoko Ogawa for … Continue reading WWW Wednesday, August 16, 2017

#WITMonth : My Mother is a River

“I’m not graceful, nor light-hearted. I’m tethered to the ground, teeth grinding on the links of my chain. My mother, that’s what I’ve labelled every limit. I have charged her with the imperfection of my flight. She’s been my excuse. She’s the cause, and the reason. My mother is a tree. In her shade I have absolved myself. It’s shrivelling, the shade too shrinks away. Soon I’ll be exposed.” My Mother is a River, by Italian writer Donatella Di Pietrantonio and translated by Franca Scurti Simpson, is the story of a mother and a daughter and the often rocky road of their relationship. But … Continue reading #WITMonth : My Mother is a River

Women in Translation Month

Did you know that August is Women in Translation Month? WIT Month was started in 2014 by blogger Bibliobio after she researched and found women writers represent approximately only 30% of translations into English. (Follow this link for facts and statistics.)This event was created to encourage reading and discussion and to increase awareness of this genre. (Follow this link for more info.) There are no “rules” for participating but I encourage you to do so by reading at least one translated book this month, by following the Twitter hashtag #WITMonth, by following the Women in Translation Tumblr,  and by sharing this issue with … Continue reading Women in Translation Month