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The Remains of the Day – When A Person Strived To Find His Own Past

The Remains of the Day, by British novelist Kazuo Ishiguro, is an astonishing novel that tells the story of Stevens, an aging butler, and his journey through the English countryside not only to visit an old work colleague, but also back to his past and examine the person he has become.

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Creative Writing Entertainment Olaedo Ibegwam Chigaemezu

Are We Kind to Ourselves? – On Little Fires Everywhere

Little Fires Everywhere, by Celeste Ng, is powerful novel that examines family dynamic, adolescence, and the making of hard choices. Chige examines a profound quote found in the novel, and reflects on her own opinions about mistakes, choices, and regret.

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Creative Writing Nguyen Manh Quoc Trung Travel

The Town of Childhood – An Ethnographic Vignette

An ethnographic vignette about a seemingly-forgotten corner of the street in Hanoi, Vietnam, where the train track cuts in half both the physical houses and the lives of its citizens.

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Creative Writing Mattie Balagat Poem

drift – A Poem

A poem by our Creative Editor Mattie Balagat.

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Creative Writing Short story Taichi Inoue

或る奴隷の道徳 (The Morality for A Slave)

この胸に抱えた秘密をさらけ出してしまえば、記憶に満ちるインクの汚れも、禊落すことができるだろうか。足枷の鍵を彼から返してもらうことができるのだろうか。私の罪は、誰かに裁いてもらえるだろうか。誰にも裁いてもらえないだろうか。