Ha Jin: The liberating powers of English

Guest blog by Samrat Upadhyay, author and faculty member in the IU Bloomington Department of English: In the 1990s, Croatian-American writer Josip Novakovich asked me whether I’d read any Ha Jin. I replied I hadn’t. “Read him. He’s really good,” Novakovich said. At that time, Novakovich was editing an anthology titled “Stories in the Stepmother Tongue,” featuring […]