Before the coffee gets cold

“In a back alley in Tokyo there is a café which has been serving carefully brewed coffee for more than one hundred years. But this coffee shop offers a unique experience – the chance to travel back in time.” A review of Before the coffee gets cold written by Toshikazu Kawaguchi trans. Geoffrey Trousselot (Picador).  […]

Two Narratives of Slavery

How do you escape slavery mentally even if you manage to physically? Do you ever? These are questions more relevant than ever in view of the events of recent weeks and the Black Lives Matter protests.  Colson Whitehead in his book The Underground Railroad (Fleet,2017) touches on this, with a speech by Lander, one of […]