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Chris Power’s ‘Mothers’

Book Review

April 2018

Alex Christofi

Book Review

April 2018

Chris Power’s first collection of short stories, Mothers, is peopled by the restless – forever walking, running, travelling, holidaying, city-hopping, doing anything not to...

Art Review

April 2018

Danh Vo, Take My Breath Away

Tausif Noor

Art Review

April 2018

‘When you love, you are nailed to the cross,’ says a character in Rainer Fassbinder’s film In a Year...

Book Review

March 2018

Jamie Quatro's Fire Sermon

Megan Nolan

Book Review

March 2018

It is commonly agreed that desire is a self-perpetuating rather than substantive thing. Everyone from George Bernard Shaw to...

Art Review

March 2018

Sofia Stevi, turning forty winks into a decade

Cal Revely-Calder

Art Review

March 2018

We’re prone to speak as if dreaming were either too much or nothing at all. One person’s ‘dreamer’ is...

Book Review

March 2018

Abi Andrews’s ‘The Word for Woman is Wilderness’

Josie Mitchell

Book Review

March 2018

‘Cetaceans are women’s allies in the war against patriarchy because patriarchy holds the cetaceans down with us,’ explains the...

Book Review

March 2018

Luis Goytisolo’s ‘Recounting’

J. S. Tennant

Book Review

March 2018

In June last year the Spanish novelist Juan Goytisolo (interviewed in The White Review in 2014) died in Marrakesh, his home for decades....

Yeng Pway Ngon’s ‘Unrest’

Book Review

March 2018

Dylan Suher

Book Review

March 2018

The four Chinese student activists of Yeng Pway Ngon’s Unrest were revolutionaries only for a moment; in the three decades that the novel spans, they struggle...

Art Review

February 2018

Bani Abidi & Naeem Mohaiemen, I wish to let you fall out of my hands (Chapter 1)

Skye Arundhati Thomas

Art Review

February 2018

Loneliness is mostly narrative. It also has an aesthetic: an empty tableau in which the lonely act is performed....

Book Review

February 2018

Jessie Greengrass’s ‘Sight’

Jonathan Gibbs

Book Review

February 2018

Jessie Greengrass’s debut story collection caught my eye with its delightfully extravagant title, An Account of the Decline of...

Nicolas Party, Speakers; Hannah Ryggen, Woven Histories

Art Review

February 2018

Lili Owen Rowlands

Art Review

February 2018

The limestone statue of the diamond trader, imperialist and racist Cecil Rhodes that adorns the façade of Oxford’s Oriel College (where only one Black...