Author: Nicole

  • Book Review – Brown Album by Porochista Khakpour

    Book Review – Brown Album by Porochista Khakpour

    What You Are: Identity and Essay as Ownership in Porochista Khakpour’s Brown Album

  • Why I Write (or, Why I Can’t Speak)

    That sensation of not knowing what you’re writing towards, yet learning the answer that completes the half-formed sentence with just as much immediacy is a thrill that I’ve come to embrace with reluctant passion over time. It is why I contradict myself on a daily basis. I both am and am not writing.

  • Adrift for a Moment: A Proletarian Reading of The Decameron Project

    Adrift for a Moment: A Proletarian Reading of The Decameron Project

    This concise rebranding of the short story form has done something critically restorative for our shifting society: it has made the realm of narrative fiction a privilege affordable for all.

  • Goodreads Review Roundup

    I have quite a few short reviews from my Goodreads account that I figured might be a good place to begin sharing my taste with those interested in reading these reviews. Below, you’ll find key stats such as which edition I read from (sometimes I buy the UK version if I like their book design […]

  • The New Year’s Wish

    The New Year’s Wish

    You close out the year you visited your family and buried your grandmother by spending New Year’s Eve with them all in Iloilo. You walk with your cousins through the streets of Calaparan in single file at night, hugging the road’s shoulder. The sun set hours ago, yet the heat from the day leaves a […]