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Outlander

by Lucie Horáková

 

When the interwebs announced that there is to be a new TV series called Outlander, taking place in 18th century Scotland, there seemed to be no reason whatsoever to pay it any closer attention. The series, produced by American cable network Starz, promised nothing out of ordinary. Based on a bestseller by Diana Gabaldon, it tells the story of Claire Beauchamp Randall, a nurse serving in WWII, who meets her husband in Inverness for their second honeymoon after five-year separation caused by the war. On the eve of Samhain some magic gets to work and Claire is transported back in time to the period of the Jacobite risings. Immediately after the unearthly experience, Claire is almost raped by a rough English soldier and saved by a handsome highlander who then makes use of her nursing skills.  Read more

Americanah

by Lucie Horáková

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, born in 1977 in Enugu, is one of Nigeria’s most prominent young authors. Thanks to her hard work, she gained a scholarship at Dexler University in Philadelphia, USA, where she studied communications and political science. She also has a degree in creative writing and African studies, the latter from the prestigious Yale University. In the present, she travels between the USA and Nigeria, teaching writing workshops and promoting the importance of literature.  Read more