“Refugee Plight Worldwide”

I was merely planning to write a brief review for Refugee 87 by Ele Fountain. The novel struck me, deeply, because of the protagonist’s harrowing narrative of how he was forced to flee Somalia and seek asylum elsewhere. Yet, the book left me strangely wanting. I simply had to know more about real-life accounts that detail the same, terrifying plight.

Image of Rohingya Refugees by the UNHCR
Photo Credits: The New York Times

Alarming Mentions In Current Events

Television, radio, and internet portals are teeming with news reports that alarmingly mention ever-increasing number of refugees who cross international borders and attempt to move into various countries without proper documentation. Continue reading “Refugee Plight Worldwide”


“The Kinship Of Secrets”

Image of The Kinship of Secrets by Eugenia Kim

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Author: Eugenia Kim
Copyright 2018

The novel speaks about two sisters who grew up, separately. Inja is left in South Korea while Miran accompanies their parents on a trip to the United States. It was meant to be a temporary situation whilst the Cho family sought better financial opportunities abroad. However, the Korean War broke out which, in turn, resulted into longer years of separation. Continue reading “The Kinship Of Secrets”