By Megan Thomas This is the new poetry collection from Sarah Wragg, and a suitably spooky read this Halloween season 🎃 Each poem reflects the fleeting but tangible experience of ghosts - or rather, how the living perceive the dead - in a different way. In some, the imagery is that of traditional ghost stories,…
The first Zimbabwean fiction I've read - and definitely not the last as a result of it.
“Above all this the stars shine."
“What was once necessary appears inessential; what was taken for granted, unappreciated and abused now reveals itself to be central to our existence. Strange inversions proliferate. People find themselves applauding a national health service that their own government criminally underfunded and neglected these past ten years. People thank God for ‘essential’ workers they once considered lowly, who not so long ago they despised for wanting fifteen bucks an hour.”
“Cain and Abel were not brothers, not twins. They were...two sides of the same person, good and evil warring against its own inclinations. The same struggle was borne out in every person, over and over, from the very most beginning of time, and you could only answer for yourself which brother would win.”
"I'm a walking billboard. That's my pleasure" - Isabella Blow
“In the midst of all these haunted people, she sat alone, without a ghost yet longing for one, her writing like a clasp of fingers around empty air.”
A business and fashion book that unpacks the success story that is the Jimmy Choo brand.
An anthology of the longlist for the 2019 Brick Lane Bookshop Short Story Prize.
"The lunatic, the lover and the poet Are of imagination all compact"