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Columns, reviews and stories by Adele Annesi ...

A review of A Kitchen in the Corner of the Room, by Ambai

This diverse collection illuminates the little-understood lives of Tamil women.

August Read of the Month: A review of To Lay to Rest Our Ghosts, by Caitlin Hamilton Summie

"It's been said you can't go home again, but home is a stubborn traveler ..."

On Submitting Your Writing for Publication

"Here are tips on how to submit your writing for publication."

Tears of Salt: A Doctor's Story

"A hundred miles off Italy’s southern coast is the island of Lampedusa, the first port of call for hundreds of thousands of African and Middle Eastern refugees. They flee terrorism and war for Europe and a better life."

When You Feel Like There's Nothing Worth Writing

"No matter what genre you write in or want to write in the usual advice is to write what you know."

A Writer Finds Her Voice in Northern Italy

It seems I have always written, but as a writer with an Italian-American background, I have not always had a voice."

A Review of The Lights of Pointe-Noire: A Memoir

"Readers and writers with a dual heritage who have a strong sense of place and a love of eloquent story will find much of value in Alain Mabanckou's The Lights of Pointe-Noire."

Read of the Month: A Review of The Feathered Bone

"The Feathered Bone, by New York Times bestselling author Julie Cantrell, fuses poetic voice and unwavering honesty in a haunting tale of worst fears come true ..."

Streetlights Satellites and Falling Stars

The Responder

"Who decides when there is light?"