Thanks to the developed science and technology

Abdikadir Sheik Mohamed

It is science and technology that save the dead and can make the dead feel the joy and happiness of being alive. There was a child who was born in my village which had no whole where feces were to pass. This made his mother stay without meal and even without water and even stay without a nap. Everybody who hears the news was bewildered and women would cry and would mother the mother worry a lot and even lose hope and give up and wished the child would die. I knew a young boy of the age 10 years I would and see what was going. What I could recall was that there was no single mother or women who proposed the child be taken to the hospital. Ignorance can lose life and technology can save. Anyway there was not another way except to be taken to the hospital. At last he was taken to the hospital and immediately to the Nairobi hospital. The child underwent surgical operations several times and now is as healthy as evil.

Happening Now

  • A fall harvest of book reviews coming in: of The Others by Sarah BLAU (translated from the Hebrew by Daniella Zamir); of LO Yi-Chin’s Farewell, translated from the Chinese by Jeremy TIANG; of Véronique TADJO’s In the Company of Men

  • A fascinating interview with IWP’s Senior Advisor, professor Peter Nazareth, retired from UI’s English Department in spring 2021, after nearly five decades of teaching.

  • Word reaches us that poet HU Xudong  胡续冬, who also taught comparative and world literatures at Peking University (Beida), specializing in Latin American literatures, passed away unexpectedly. RIP, Hu Xudong…

  • We note with sadness the passing of Hiroshi SAKAGAMI 坂上 弘, whose long novelistic career garnered him major literary and cultural honors. A former president of the Japan Writers’ Association, he was until his retirement also the director of Keio University Press.

  • The poetic documentary Songs Still Sung: Voices from the Tsunami Shores, written and co-produced by Takako ARAI and creatively subtitled into English by a class of UI students of Japanese, will be screened at the prestigious Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, on-line 10/7-14/2021.

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