It is essential to understand what is happening in context, through the eyes of those who are living through it. Conspiracy theories are endemic for historical reasons. Imposing western categories and offering ‘solutions’ creates resentment. Refugees want to return but what will be left?
She is multilingual, has travelled and lived all over the world and works with such strength and stamina which is shown in her work. This South African painter comes from a generation with a strong work ethic and a creative life vision. Virginia Moreno Molina Paintings hung on […]
A new kind of guidebook for exploring European cities deserves a place in your luggage. Print editions of travel guides were once essential items when setting off on a trip to somewhere foreign but are less so now given the haemorrhage of information available with a click or a swipe. […]
The Irish writer Aidan Higgins has always been a peripheral figure on Ireland’s crowded literary landscape and he remains there despite the power and eloquence of his novel, “Langrishe, go down”, first published in 1966. Sean Sheehan The novel is set in rural, post-Independence Ireland and concerns sisters […]
A group of Syrian and Iraqi refugees living in Austria talk about their experiences and what has happened to their countries, as a voiceover while YouTube footage is being shown. They have a wide range of views: although many Syrians want the Assad regime to end, stopping the war is more important.