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Jhumpa Lahiri

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English-speaking author Jhumpa Lahiri describes her journey to learn the Italian language in her book “In Other Words.” The book is Jhumpa’s first that she wrote in Italian. In her story, Jhumpa not only discusses the difficulties she faced while learning to speak a foreign language but also how additionally difficult it is to write in that unfamiliar language. She also details her own personal relationship with language and the desire that drove her to embrace the Italian language. Themes in the bookinclude identity, relationships and arrivals.

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