The Iraqi Road to Exile: Koutaiba Al-Janabi’s 30 Years from Home
“All roads take me into exile, all roads take me away from Baghdad. I am looking for the borders of countries and stories of passers through. We believed our exile would be short.”...
Back when there were still income tax and traffic lights.
When people still put things in microwave ovens
and ate them afterwards sat on what they used to call
sofas, while watching...
The Platform Preview to the Sheffield Documentary Film Festival, 2019
Our editorial team takes a look at this year’s Sheffield Doc/Fest, ‘Ways of Seeing’, with a review of six festival picks – from new explorations of the refugee crisis to intimate...
Pies, Eggs and Meringue in Nigel Slater’s New Play Toast
Celebrity chef Nigel Slater explores a troubled childhood through culinary experiences in his new theatre production
When you think of burnt toast, you don’t necessarily imagine...
Keeping Hope Alive: The Promising Results of the Turkish Local Elections
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the ruling AKP party face decreasing public support
Let you smile and let the clouds go.
Otherwise, how do I be regenerated,
Poem: February Finds Me Struck Down With Flu
February finds me struck down with flu.
Between the sneezing and spring cleaning my room
I text a French teacher friend who’s off-work too.
He was born in northern Lille:
If he takes...
Working Class Britain: Hold Your Head High for Not “Making It”
Working class culture and heritage are things to be proud of
What I hear more and more these days, whether from politicians, social commentators or just liberal facebookers, is this...