Posted on May 24, 2024 at 3:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Literary Hub has two literary samples that began life in a language other than English.

The longer and older one is an excerpt from My Name Is Sita, written by Bea Vianen and translated by Kristen Gehrman; this edition of the 1969 novel comes out next month.

My Name Is Sita takes place in the 1950s in the Dutch Caribbean colony of Suriname and follows the title teenager's attempts to find her way without her mother (dead) and her best friend (gone).

The shorter and newer read is the poem "The Final City," written by Samer Abu Hawwash and translated by Huda Fakhreddine.

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