Words without Borders Newsletter: July 2014
July 2014: Writing about Migrant Labor
This month we present writing on migrant labor.
Martin Karbowski harvests cucumbers and comedy.
Russian graphic artist Victoria Lomasko documents modern slavery in Moscow.
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By Nathalie Handal
Can you describe the mood of Santa Cruz as you feel/see it?
Santa Cruz is antic. UC Santa Cruz’s mascot is the banana slug, a bright yellow hermaphroditic creature sprawled beneath the Redwoods. more>>>
By Rachel Morgenstern-Clarren
The player he was exasperated with for “playing rice and beans” was just going through the motions, lacking the energy, creativity, and improvisation that Brazilian footballers are famous for more>>>
The result is a frenetic portrait of the United States that he assembles bit by bit, fragment by fragment. more>>>
By Georgia de Chamberet
The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair, translated by Sam Taylor, is twenty-eight-year-old Swiss author Joël Dicker’s second novel and third published book. It sold two million copies in a year, in 42 territories, and has won three French literary prizes.more>>>
In each of her five short stories, Nettel places humans under the microscope and examines them at their most fragile and desperate. more>>>