Award-winning author, Yvonne Battle-Felton, talks to Hannah Hutchings-Georgiou about her exceptional debut, Remembered, her journey into academia and writing, her courageous women characters, and the inspiring maternal figures in her life.
Yen Ooi’s poem, ‘Mother Tongue’, is a bold and resolute response to those who project ideas onto a person’s skin and fail to see the individual for who they are, in all their cultural, linguistic and ethnic multiplicity.
Clarissa Pinkola Estés’ classic work, Women Who Run with the Wolves, encourages readers to embrace their inner ‘wild woman’ using myths from around the world. Here, our writer Emma Hanson explores the importance of night in one of the book’s tales, ‘Vasalisa’.
In Rojbin Arjen Yigit’s powerful poem, ‘Daykêmîn (Mother)’, a child sits to dinner savouring her mother’s stories of when she first arrived in Britain and had to navigate many cultural and linguistic barriers.
Jen Calleja’s novel, The Islets, is a timely and daring exploration of xenophobia, cultural exploitation, historical suppression and amnesia, and the politics of literary translation. In this preview, ‘The Unreliable Translator’, the main character, Hester Heller, interviews a renowned translator, uncovering more about his work than she intended.
Writer, translator and musician, Jen Calleja, talks to Elodie Rose Barnes about her journey into translation, working on the Booker International shortlisted novel The Pine Islands, her PhD and fairy tale-inspired pamphlet, Goblins.
In Rosie Garland’s enchanting new collection of poetry, What Girls Do In The Dark, we’re invited to take a leap into the unknown, embrace darkness in all its forms, and encounter girls who morph and burn brightly.
In the final postcard of her series, Rochelle Roberts reflects on the last few months since the first lockdown, and finds comfort and hope in the artwork of Somaya Critchlow and Dorothea Tanning’s Interior with Sudden Joy, 1951.
Misleading in size and the simplicity of its prose, Adania Shibli’s Minor Detail is brutal in its exploration of political violence towards women and the normalisation and erasure of this when it comes to national memorialisation, writes Selin Genc.
Unorthodox tells the story of Esther Shapiro and her struggle to live life on her terms, away from the ultra orthodox Jewish community she was born into. But, says Maryam Ahmad, the mini-series casts a compassionate eye, not just on Esther, but all the characters involved.