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Couscous traditions have been passed down through women since 200 BCE in North West Africa. Here, in light of the custom being added to UNESCO’s Cultural Heritage list, Leila Gamaz discusses why Algerian women should have the choice whether to enjoy and pass this tradition on to the next generation.
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For Dorothy Reddin, lockdown has shown that life is too short and precious to surround yourself with toxic friendships. Here she talks about her time at university and how she came to reevaluate her circle of friends.
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Nine international artists, all of whom have adopted London as their home, share their experiences in this exciting new anthology.
Read More “Lucifer Over London: (re)discovering the city through new eyes”
Rebecca Tamás’ essay collection, Strangers, is an ambitious, moving exploration of the human place in the natural world.
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In her latest work of creative non-fiction, award-winning author Irenosen Okojie explores the rich legacy of hope and life handed down through her mother and grandmother. In hauntingly beautiful prose, Okojie reflects on how past events can offer light and healing in present times of difficulty.
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The Gate Theatre’s production of Jamaica Kincaid’s 1988 creative essay, A Small Place, is an eloquent and impassioned roar in the parasitic face of colonialism.
Read More “Jamaica Kincaid’s A Small Place – an acerbic satire for our times”