Mars's Reviews > Other Voices, Other Vistas: Short Stories from Africa, China, India, Japan and Latin America

Other Voices, Other Vistas by Bessie Head
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May 11, 2012

really liked it
Read from May 11 to June 02, 2012

It's a collection of short stories from around the world, grouped by region.

The African ones are surprisingly good, although they only serve to reinforce my lack of desire to come visit.

The Chinese ones are much more stilted (with the exception of Lu Wenfu's work), but these are all translations, so it is likely the translator's, rather than the author's, fault.

Stuff from India ranges far and wide in quality.

The Japanese ones are... very Japanese.

Latin America has some curious moments.

Hard to give it a consistent score, but I guess "not terrible" will have to do.

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