heritage

A pioneer author publishes a novel in the Somali language to promote her heritage

When she’s not working her day job as a medical device engineer, Fadumo Yusuf writes the stories her younger self yearned for. “I never saw myself represented in the books I read, so I decided to become the change I wanted to see,” Yusuf said during a recent book signing for her new novel at …

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An exploration of how heritage fits into the larger scope of a person

Elizabeth Shick’s The Golden Land revolves around a young woman’s relationship with her mixed heritage and the internal balancing act it provokes in a person who has lived most of her life in a foreign country. The story mainly takes place in Myanmar in 2011, but its foundations lie in Burma in 1988 and the …

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