Analysis of ‘The Way of the Machete’ by Martin A. Ramos

The Way of the Machete The Way of the Machete, written by Martin A. Ramos, is one of the stories in the anthology of short stories called ‘One World” published by New Internationalist. There are twenty short stories of twenty different authors and they are inspired by real-life incidents.The Way of the Machete is the last story in the anthology. Martin A. Ramos is from Puerto Rico but grew up in Chicago.  He has many poems and short stories. His stories have appeared in Latino Stuff RRead More…

The Rich People’s School

The Rich People’s School: The Rich People’s School is written by LauriKubuitsile is from Botswana. She was born in Baltimore, Maryland but moved to Botswana in 1989. She is a fiction writer mostly into writing short stories and they have appeared in Author Africa 2007, Mslexia and New Contrasts among others. She has published a novella titled The Fatal Payout. She is also a freelancer for Botswana’s daily newspaper, Mmegi, the only private newspaper there. She writes educational material wRead More…

Analysis of ‘Fireweed’, by Skye Brannon

Analysis of ‘Fireweed’, by Skye Brannon: Fireweed, a short story written by Skye Brannon, is a real short but captivating story from the word go. Brannon has written many poems, a play, two novels and numerous short stories. She is an American and was once a Peace Corps volunteer. She is now living in Dallas. Fireweed written in 2009 flits from past to present very effortlessly. Something in the present triggers the thoughts of the incidents in the past and the whole story makes very inteRead More…

Analysis of My Mother The Crazy African

The Crazy African: My Mother , The Crazy African is written by ChimamandaNgoziAdichie, a Nigerian who moved to the US to do attend college. She studied medicine and pharmacy briefly and moved on to study creative writing for which she got her masters from John Hopkins. Adichie has been regarded as the new voice of African literature. Her first and second novel won her awards. She won O Henry Prize in 2003 for her short story “American Embassy” that appeared in the recent collection ‘The ThRead More…

The Broken Jug, by Bernd Heinrich Wilhelm Von Kleist

The Broken Jug is a play written by Bernd Heinrich Wilhelm Von Kleist, a German poet, novelist, dramatist, journalist and a short story writer. Kleist Prize, a prestigious prize for German literature is named after him. His best known works are the theatre plays Das Käthchen von Heilbronn, The Broken Jug, Amphitryon, Penthesilea and the novellas Michael Kohlhaas and The Marquise of O. These books have been translated to other language. The Broken Jug sometimes called The Broken Pitcher has beenRead More…

Chronicles of a Corpse Bearer, by Cyrus Mistry

Chronicles of a Corpse Bearer is written by Cyrus Mistry an Indian playwright and author. He is from Mumbai and began his career as a playwright at a very young age. He also worked as a short-story writer and a journalist. His first short story was published in 1979. He wrote short film scripts and several documentaries. Chronicles of a Corpse Bearer was his second novel and it won the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature in 2014. This story is about the Parsi community, specifically about the KRead More…

Analysis of Haroun and the Sea of Stories, by Salman Rushdie

Analysis of Haroun and the Sea of Stories: Haroun and the Sea of Stories is written by Sir Ahmed Salman Rushdie, a British Indian novelist and essayist. His second novel, ‘Midnight’s Children’ won the Booker Prize in 1981 and is considered as the ‘best novel of all winners’. ‘The Satanic Verses’, his fourth novel which was published in 1988 brought about a huge controversy with protests from Muslims in many countries. There were death threats against him and the British government Read More…