Dear Thief is a long letter, from the unnamed narrator to Nina, the thief. Dear Thief pulls you into the intimate world of these two friends and their troubled love triangle, and ends up being perhaps the most evocative, poignant, and effective second-person novel ever written.
Contemporary postcolonial literature is a wide and fruitful field of writing which engages in discourses of cultural identity. Often, these discourses are associated to other themes, such as language and gender. How do Zadie Smith and M. Nourbese Philip, two extraordinary contemporary women writers, position themselves in this field?
Most things with my mom were either broken or about to break. That stood true for the water pump and the boiler on the oil burner, so life always carried an element of pioneering spirit or sad poverty, depending on how you looked at it.