Rite of Passage: Moroccan Boys Reach for Europe

Louis Witter/Le Pictorium AgencyMoroccan minors who have managed to enter the Port of Ceuta in Morocco and are waiting to attempt to board the ferries to Spain are thrown food by friends on the other side of the port’s walls, Ceuta, February 20, 2019 They’re between fourteen and eighteen years old—baby-faced, with big smiles, despite …

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The Many Explanations: On Siri Hustvedt’s “Memories of the Future”

MARCH 19, 2019 “EVERYTHING IS AUTOBIOGRAPHY and nothing is,” Siri Hustvedt told Guernica’s Meara Sharma in 2017. In Hustvedt’s new novel, Memories of the Future, the main character finds herself ghostwriting an elderly rich woman’s autobiography: “a work of fiction like all autobiography is,” she concludes. This melding of fact and fiction, the unreliability of …

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A timely history of the Irish border

The Border: The Legacy of a Century of Anglo-Irish Politics. By Diarmaid Ferriter. Profile Books; 192 pages; £12.99 WHENEVER AN INTER-STATE border is inserted into a hitherto seamless terrain, the consequences will range from the farcical to the tragic, and many will be unexpected. It matters a lot whether the border is hard or soft. A key …

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When You Go Away: Remembering W. S. Merwin

When I think of W. S. Merwin, I think of oysters. Not his writing about them but his eating them. I saw him do so in 2013, when I brought him to Emory as part of a reading series I ran there. It was one of his last visits to the mainland from his adopted …

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BIRD BOX Sequel Announced by Author Josh Malerman

Grab your blindfolds–there is a Bird Box sequel on its way! In an interview with Esquire, author Josh Malerman confirmed he has been working on a sequel to the 2014 post-apocalyptic book, with a publication date set for October 1, 2019. Malerman was tightlipped on further details, but we do know the Bird Box sequel, Malorie, takes …

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Love & Hip Hop Atlanta Teaser: Is Faith Hill Pregnant?!?

According to a dramatic rumor making the rounds, Stevie J may have a reason to be both very excited and very afraid in the near future. First, the excitement: Faith Hill may be pregnant with the reality star’s next baby! We’ll explain why many social users believe this to be the case down below, but …

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