16 Nov


English Book Club Online

Join our digital book club! This semester we will read Yoko Tawada's novel ”The Emissary” and discuss it online.

“The Emissary” was awarded the 2018 National Book Award for Translated Literature Library.

Yoko Tawada's publisher describes The Emissary as follows: “After suffering a massive, irreparable disaster, Japan cuts itself off from the world. Children are born so weak they can barely walk; the only people with any get-up-and-go are the elderly. Mumei lives with his always worried great-grandfather Yoshiro, and they carry on a day-to-day routine in what could be viewed as a post-Fukushima time. Mumei may be frail and gray-haired, but he is a beacon of hope: full of wit and free of self-pity. Deftly turning inside out the dystopian scenario, Yoko Tawada creates an irrepressibly funny, playfully joyous novel, with a legerdemain uniquely her own”.

You’ll borrow the book from the SLU Library. Once you’ve registered for the event, all further details, including a Zoom link, will be sent to you.


Time: 2023-11-16 17:00
City: Zoom
Organiser: SLU University Library
Additional info:

Registration: Send an e-mail to jennifer.salomonsson@slu.se
Language: English

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