Rebecca Foster

Critic

UK

Rebecca Foster is an American transplant to England and a full-time freelance editor, writer, book reviewer and book blogger.

What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky

Date: 01 Aug 2017 Category: Books
8.0 Rating
Born in the UK, raised largely in Nigeria, and now resident in Minneapolis, USA – Africa and the West are blended in debut author Lesley Nneka Arimah’s heritage just as they are in her vibrant short fiction. “Light,” one of the stories in What It Means when a Man Falls from the Sky, won the 2015 Commonwealth Short Story Prize for Africa, while the title story was shortlisted for the 2016 Caine Prize. Most of these dozen stories are set in ...

Known and Strange Things: Essays

Date: 09 Aug 2016 Category: Books
6.0 Rating
Nigerian-American photographer and art historian Teju Cole is known for two impressionistic novellas, “Open City” and “Every Day Is for the Thief,” whose narrators wander the streets of Manhattan or Lagos in search of self-knowledge. With a strong social media presence, he has become a respected commentator on art, politics and literature. “Known and Strange Things: Essays” collects 55 short pieces — drawn from the author’s pro ...