Maaza Mengiste, photo by Simon Hurst.

A Conversation with Maaza Mengiste

Z’étoile Imma interviews Ethiopian American author Maaza Mengiste about her process as a historical novelist who takes up the stories too often untold.

David Sedaris. Photo by Hugh Hamrick.

Is David Sedaris Funny in Greek?

Translator Myrsini Gana contemplates the challenges and rewards of translating the humor of American writer David Sedaris for a Greek audience.

The Blockage illustration by Marla Johnson

“The Blockage” by Žydrūnas Drungilas

Drungilas writes characters and stories with “an explosive mix of absurdity.” Audio recording by Arthur Dixon, illustration by Marla Johnson.

Ketty Nivyabandi

Two Poems by Ketty Nivyabandi

Listen to the French and English recordings of Nivyabandi's two poems, “Little Men” and “Emerald Dunes.” Translation by David Shook.

Maaza Mengiste, photo by Simon Hurst.
A Conversation with Maaza Mengiste
David Sedaris. Photo by Hugh Hamrick.
Is David Sedaris Funny in Greek?
The Blockage illustration by Marla Johnson
“The Blockage” by Žydrūnas Drungilas
Ketty Nivyabandi
Two Poems by Ketty Nivyabandi

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