A Dream

Hassan Issack Amin

Once upon a time I had a dream that I will become a doctor and I was very happy about my dream, and always become something which is very good like dreaming my future what I will be.

And when I compared when I was young and now the when I dream is better because when I was young I only dream that fanner thing but now my dream is ????

Once upon at night I also dream that I will be a millionaire and the best of all I had my dream that later your money will be taken by robbers and you become the worst man in the world and the life will be hard to mouth???

I have dreamed a lot of dreams but this is the dream I have suspected if in my life will it be possible or not. A wonderful dream that I have dreamed.

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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