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The nuances and complexities of a troubled mother-daughter relationship are beautifully rendered in this short story, adapted from Laetitia Erskine’s novel Women on Women.
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Priya Hein’s poetic, visceral novel addresses the devastating legacies of slavery, racial injustice and economic disparity in Mauritius, layering the stories of fifteen year old Noemi and those of her enslaved ancestors to lay bare the brutal realities of colonialism, writes Laetitia Erskine.
Read More “Riambel by Priya Hein: a sensual and deceptively simple evocation of generational slavery”
In ‘S c r a p e of time’ and ‘Womb Dream’, Laetitia Erskine takes a vivid dive into the sounds and rhythms of memory and dreamscapes, all the way back to the womb itself.
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Nana Nkweti cleaves open worlds shaped by Cameroonian heritage and American individuality, deftly revealing complex cultural exchanges in these immersive, genre-bending short stories.
Read More “Walking on Cowrie Shells by Nana Nkweti: an exuberant, insightful short story collection”
A childhood teddy bear is the lens through which romantic and familial relationships are explored, in this darkly comic and tender short story by Laetitia Erskine.
Read More “Ten Facts About Teddy Bears: a short story by Laetitia Erskine”
In this powerful short story, an artist walks on the marshes near her home, treading a dangerous line between sea and land, haunted by her own demons and her memories of a drowned friend.
Read More “Dare You: a short story by Laetitia Erskine”