EBook ‘Wuhan Diary: Dispatches from a Quarantined City’ Releases in India
- The much-talked about ‘Wuhan Diary: Dispatches from a Quarantined City’ by well-known Chinese literary writer Fang Fang, has released in India in the ebook format Published by Harper NonFiction, the audio will follow on May 26.
- The book, which will be translated into 15 languages is a compilation of the author’s diary entries and social media posts that document 60 days of lockdown during the COVID-19 epidemic.
- The book called ‘Wuhan Diary: Dispatches from a Quarantined City’ is reportedly a compilation of online diary entries and social media posts by Chinese Literary writer Fang Fang.
- The book captures the challenges of daily life and the changing moods and emotions of being quarantined without reliable information.
- As the lockdown in China began on January 25, Fang Fang reportedly began publishing an online diary.
- The publisher, Haper Collins, said that in the days and weeks that followed, Fang Fang’s nightly postings gave voice to the fears, frustration, anger and hope to millions of her fellow citizens.
- The publisher said that the writers’ daily entry reflected on the psychological impact of forced isolation, the role of the internet as both community lifeline and source of misinformation, and most tragically, the lives of neighbours and friends taken by the deadly virus.
- While the book is translated by Michael Berry, the diary entry also documents the author’s voice against the social injustice, abuse of power that impeded the response to the epidemic.
- The publisher said, “As Fang Fang documents the beginning of the global health crisis in real-time, we are able to identify patterns and mistakes that many of the countries dealing with the novel coronavirus pandemic have later repeated”
About Harper Collins-
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