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No escape from grief: Where Reasons End, by Yiyun Li, reviewed

16 February 2019

9:00 AM

16 February 2019

9:00 AM

When Yiyun Li first became a writer, she decided that she would leave behind her native language, Chinese, and never write or be published in it again. She has described this decision as being like a suicide. In languages, she suggests, we form our identities. Leaving one behind is a death of a version of our self; and starting afresh in a new language is a kind of rebirth.

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