Poem: Lockdown Sestina


Normality has come to an impasse. The world shrinks to a small web of streets, everyday life to these four walls. Everything beyond the window is empty. Empty streets, cars...

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Reflections on Hijab: Creating Space for Multiple Truths


Understanding everyday discourses on Muslim women and the hijab, between projected narratives and self-authorship.   Hijabi hikers #HijabiHikers my friend tweeted when a group...

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Poem: The After Life


After the sizzle and spit of my flesh going up like bacon thrown on eight hundred degrees centigrade, when my bones have been mashed to their final powder, handed to you in such...

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The Platform Film: A Feast of Greed and Privilege


Netflix horror 'The Platform' directed by Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia shows us the ugly face of class and capitalism. * Contains mild spoilers During a period of bleak uncertainty,...

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Coronavirus School Closures Affect the Most Disadvantaged Students


The impact of school closures on children experiencing poverty extends well beyond the classroom – and has been underestimated so far. Covid-19 has had an impact on every aspect...

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Coronavirus Crisis: Ethnic Minorities on the NHS Frontline


The coronavirus crisis throws into sharp relief Britain's debt to ethnic minorities at the NHS frontline It was always going to happen – British medics dying due to coronavirus...

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Berlin Film Festival 2020: Redefining Masculinity and Masterminds


With new festival curators, this year’s Berlinale showcased new and underrated film talent. Enjoy three selections below. Expectations were high for the 70th edition of the Berlinale....

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