Early magical realism and nationalism in St. Martin fiction. Comparative Caribbean/Latin American cultural studies....
|Title||:||Love Songs Make You Cry|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||171 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Love Songs Make You Cry Reviews
This review was originally posted on Rachel Reading. For more like this, check it out!So I originally wanted to do a Passport Reading Challenge, where I read a book by a native author of a pre-selected list of 25 countries that were randomly chosen. I started off strong with this book, which is from St. Martin, and the author is from St. Martin. This was a collection of four short stories about love, but they were not happy love stories at all, in fact they fit the title very well. "Love Songs Make You Cry". I didn't leave any of these stories with an uplifting feeling, they were all pretty depressing, but they were written really well.As always with short story collections there are some you like more than others. Some I could barely understand what was happening, but others will stay with me forever. I'm pretty sure one might have ruined the name Blair for me for the rest of my life. The stories are written in the modernist style, and apparently the edition I read was the second edition. I've never really dove into "styles" of writing, but I realized how much I like this style. It's very simple and straight to the point, and from the forward, Sekou actually went through and edited it more. I enjoyed this style, and I think the only thing preventing me from really loving this collection is that I struggle with dialects in writing if I can't hear them.I'm glad overall, that I read this book, and I'm thankful that I thought to start with this one. It was a great way to kick off this challenge, and while I'm not sure how much I will actually be doing this year, it just goes to show that when you read diversely, you can come across some very cool things.
Short stories by St Martin author Lasana M Sekou. I always like to read something local when I am abroad. It helps to feel and understand the new place you are in. It adds to the experience. Could not find any St Eustatius literature, so St martin literature is the next best thing. I love Sekou's use of local language. It is realistic an poetic at the same time. The theme of these stories is love. All kinds of different kinds of love. You feel the love in the stories, even though the situations described are hard and sometimes far from loving. I liked the book a lot. It also gave an insight in the political and societal problems of St Martin.
Wow! More like novellas than short stories but the pace races to the end and each story finished before I was ready to end living in Mr. Sekou's magical world.