Review of Procházková’s Freshta on Blogbook
‘I could not but recommend this novel to anyone wanting either a humane and balanced description of Afghan and traditional Muslim life or simply a highly engaging story with characters whose vividness is matched by their ability to generate empathy.’ Blogbook
More praise for Petra Procházková’s Freshta:
‘the plot is gripping, the characters convincing and the story ultimately life-affirming…Highly recommended!…Translator Julia Sherwood has done a great job in introducing many unfamiliar words and concepts without burdening the text with long explanations.’ A Discount Ticket to Everywhere
‘Herra’s voice is a revelation, an unexpected blend of humour and pragmatism… a fantastic novel that reads as warm, intelligent fiction…funny, smart and so carefully written that it lit up a region that has, for me, been almost completely obscured by depressingly sterile documentaries and bombastic war reports until now.’ Alex in Leeds
Book launch of Petra’s Freshta this November – Sheffield, Oxford, London.
To find out more about Petra and Freshta please follow this link.
Read Julia Sherwood’s reflections on translating Freshta.
Buy the book on Amazon.