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José Barahona: the soul in exile
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José Barahona: the soul in exile

Maria Auxiliadora Lara Barcelos was a Brazilian revolutionary, who, like Dilma Roussef was tortured during the dictatorship. She continued her activism in Chile, and committed suicide in Berlin. It explores her inner life in exile through the letters she wrote to her family, texts and archive footage, as a way of saying: Never again!

Mourning becomes memories
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Mourning becomes memories

Brian Dillon, in Essayism, wrote with affecting honesty about his mid-life depression and the therapeutic value of reading. In an earlier work, “In the dark room”, first published in 2005 and now available in a smart new edition, he relentlessly and plangently probes his state of mind following the deaths […]

The man in the high castle
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The man in the high castle

The third series of “The man in the high castle” has finally been released on Amazon Prime. And disappointing it is too.   Steve Latham   This treatment of Philip K. Dick’s seminal novel began well enough, with frequent recognisable connections to the book. But as it has progressed, and […]

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Jorge Glas and the right to life

The former vice-president of Ecuador has gone on hunger strike to protest against his detention conditions. Human rights violations, ‘lawfare’ and the duty of health-care workers are key concerns in this international issue.      Mayra Crean   Jorge Glas, former vice-president of Ecuador, was sentenced to six years in jail […]