New Welsh Review 21, Summer 1993


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• Bosnia-Herzegovina: in a state of nature? by Tom Nairn
The author examines the causes of the Balkans conflict, with the help of Thomas Hobbes, Michael Ignatieff, Radovan Karadzic and ... Aruthur and Lewis Evans, two 19th century travellers to the region.
• Idris Davies and the orchestras of history by Dafydd Johnston
The author reviews Idris Davies's The Angry Summer: A Poem of 1926 and suggests that the poet's most famous poem was inspired by the need to make good his personal failure during the General Strike of 1926.  
• Welsh heterotopia by Mike Pearson
Mike Pearson puts Welsh theatre into context with the help of Jean-Francois Lyotard and Michel Foucault.
• Damned Braces by Peter Gruffydd
Extracts from the author's work in progress autobiography, in which he recaptures his experience of growing up in Caernarfon in the 1940s-50s.
• Thomas Jones and the Lost Book of Khasis by Nigel Jenkins
As part of research for a book he is writing for Gwasg Gomer and a documentary series for S4C, Bryniau Casia, Nigel Jenkins investigates the influence Welsh missionaries had on the Khasi hilltribe of north-east India.
• The missionaries and the Khasi Jaintia people by Rev J Fortis Jyrwa
Although the missionaries have been absent from the Khasi Jainti Hills since 1969, the "marks" of their presence are still to be seen. The author reflects upon their legacy.
• New novels seek to break the mould by Menna Baines
Menna Baines reflects on the books that have pushed Welsh-language literature in a new and interesting direction this year, amongst them the Welsh Arts Council's Book of the Year Winner, Seren Wen ar Gefnidir Gwyn by Robin Llewelyn.
• What is a Welsh book? by Joseph P Clancy
The author airs the perennial problem of how to define the genuine, authentic 'English Language Welsh Author'.
• The twin menaces of Art and Commerce by Jon Gower
Broadcasting notes.
• Popular, yes - but necessary? by Dai Woosnam
The author reviews recent popular novels by Iris Gower, Pamela Evans and Anne Baker and suggest that some writers should be paid not to write. 
• The Good Life by Sian James
• Writer's Block by Phil Carradice
• At the Four Aces by Roger Granelli