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Cockroaches Featured on Words Without Borders October Watchlist


Our friends over at Words Without Borders have included our forthcoming Cockroaches by Scholastique Mukasonga and translated from the French by Jordan Stump as part of their October Watchlist. Cockroaches finds itself amongst many other exciting titles.

WWB books editor M Bartley Seigel writes of Cockroaches:

“At our best we bear witness to the horrors of the human condition with solemnity and respect that we might learn from our collective histories and move forward together with some hope for a shared future. That Mukasonga’s lyricism allows us to endure those troubling spaces with grace and wit is not just deeply moving, it’s a blessing.”

Check out the entire list over on WWB’s website.

You can read an excerpt of Cockroaches over at the Tin House blog here, and don’t miss the opportunity to see Scholastique speak in NYC November 7th at the 92Y, which you can find more information about here.

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