In the days following the right-wing coup against Evo Morales in Bolivia on 10 November 2019, the indigenous masses have taken to the streets in their hundreds of thousands to defend their democratically elected president and the gains they have won under his Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) government. Cassandra Howarth […]
This highly readable collection of eleven essays on James Joyce’s Dubliners accomplishes the much-needed task of rescuing the short stories from the clichés that have saddled interpretations of them. Sean Sheehan They challenge canonical readings that label them as anatomies of Dublin’s moral, psychological and political paralysis in […]
Through a window, I saw a milky sun, low in the sky, shining weakly through the trees; and I heard, the browning, yellowing, leaves, blowing in the autumn wind. Steve Latham Thomas Hardy called this ‘the susurration of trees’; their secret language, which, according to singer Bon Iver, […]
In a country where the internal conflict has lasted almost six decades, lying is another weapon for protecting yourself and others. Exposing it is dangerous. An ex-guerilla whose youthful ideals could not be realised abandoned the guerilla life. And his world fell apart, when, many years later, he began the cold hard work of facing the past that lived inside himself and his family.
From day one, the quiet work of a man was instrumental in the Peace Agreements in Colombia. Such work contributed to the history of Colombia, where the oldest guerrilla in the world had become one of the major players in the armed conflict endured by this South American nation. He […]