“[Francis M.] Naumann’s writing is entertaining and authentic. He sings the praises of those who formed his own character as well as embraces their flaws. From the bordellos to the… Read more Seattle Book Review: Mentors is “riveting” →
“The English translation by Deborah Dawkin […] made me marvel at the movement of beauty between languages and how an outstanding translation can not only open the doors of a… Read more Deborah Dawkin’s translation of A Stranger at My Table commended in recent review →
“What strikes one immediately on reading the Goan-Norwegian author Ivo de Figueiredo’s memoir, A Stranger at My Table, is the beauty in its narration. This 321-page account of a man’s search… Read more A Stranger at My Table – “beauty in its narration” →
“Mentors is an accessible and richly detailed celebration of intense cross-generational exchanges between individuals who champion and challenge each other.”
“Figueiredo’s book is lifted by immensely moving feats of empathy in reaching across time and half the world to plunge towards his father’s long-abandoned Afrikander universe of meaning…”
On his blog Triumph of the Now, reviewer Scott Manley Hadley discusses the many intriguing aspects of Mentors, a forthcoming memoir by art historian and scholar Francis M. Naumann: “An odd but consistently engaging text about academic mentorship, about art, about art history, about writing, about ageing, about illness, about artists and ….
In new review, Publishers Weekly commends Ivo de Figueiredo’s forthcoming memoir A Stranger at My Table: “Figueiredo’s touching, contemplative chronicle of loss and self-discovery documents his Norwegian childhood, adult reconciliation with… Read more Publishers Weekly gives early praise for A Stranger at My Table →
In a new article for The Believer, writer Rayyan Al-Shawaf discusses two books that explore the predicament of the Palestinian writer caught between “Israel’s matrix of repression” as well as… Read more The Believer examines a Palestinian writer’s dilemma in A Rebel in Gaza →