#RivetingReads: Annika Sagen recommends SELTSIMEES LAPS by Leelo Tungal

This trilogy by Estonian poet, children’s literature author and translator Leelo Tungal is based on the author’s own childhood experiences. The book examines life in Estonia in the 1950s through the eyes of a child as she and her family wait for the return of her mother, who has been sent to a Siberian prison camp as a result of false accusations against her.

Recommended by Annika Sagen

SELTSIMEES LAPS (Comrade Child)

Written by Leelo Tungal

Published by Tänapäev (2018)


Annika Sagen is an avid reader and aspiring book reviewer with a particular interest in literature in translation. She lives in London with her cat; apart from literature her interests are photography, upcycling, art, salsa and jazz.

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