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Impossible Paradise

Book Review

January 2022

Irenosen Okojie

Book Review

January 2022

Rivers Solomon’s SORROWLAND is a gothic horror tale that shows how injustices imposed on Black Americans change us. Sweeping and expansive in its ambition,...

Art Review

December 2021

Myths of Abundance

Chris Hayes

Art Review

December 2021

The body of a peasant, modelled from ceramic, is strewn on the ground, its muted tones blending in with...

Film Review

November 2021

Ye Are Not Gawain

Mikaella Clements

Film Review

November 2021

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is a tricky poem, in the literal sense that it’s full of tricks:...

Essay

September 2021

Augmented Reality

Andre Bagoo

Essay

September 2021

Not long after I moved into my first apartment, I started keeping an archive.    By ‘archive’ I mean...

Book Review

August 2021

An Ecstasy of Shame

Zoe Hu

Book Review

August 2021

It’s not easy getting cucked. Contrary to the consensus online, which sees a cuck in every message board, there...

Book Review

July 2021

Slouching Towards Death

Amber Husain

Book Review

July 2021

In January, a preview excerpt in The New Yorker of Rachel Kushner’s essay collection The Hard Crowd (2021) warned...

Rot Beneath the Surface

Book Review

July 2021

Laura Maw

Book Review

July 2021

Fire has started in Flat 4 of Paradise Block. The young girl in Alice Ash’s story ‘Eggs’ watches with her mother, younger brother, and...

Book Review

July 2021

Devil in the Detail: on Leesa Gazi’s ‘Hellfire’

Tausif Noor

Book Review

July 2021

British-Bangladeshi novelist Tahmima Anam’s debut A Golden Age (2007) tracks the early stirrings of revolution in East Bengal from...

Book Review

May 2021

HOLDING THE ROOM: ON HOLLY PESTER’S ‘COMIC TIMING’

Helen Charman

Book Review

May 2021

The last poem in Holly Pester’s first collection COMIC TIMING (Granta, 2021) is called ‘Villette’; it shares its title...

Sinking into Exile

Book Review

May 2021

Dylan Suher

Book Review

May 2021

I am admittedly an outsider to Hong Kong, but as Liu Yichang’s 1962 novel The Drunkard proves, the outsider is a classic Hong Kong...

 

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