The Leading Question

Belinda Cooke recommends this no holds barred condemnation of the crime against humanity that was the Irish Famine

PUBLISHED ON: 28/07/22

CATEGORY: Reviews

    Roger Elkin The High Window Press     This collection has Elkin rising to his own challenge:   Who will set down their narrative th …

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A Stranger Comes to Town

Mandy Sutter on how she identified the theme of loneliness in her developing novel, Bush Meat

PUBLISHED ON: 01/08/17

CATEGORY: Opinion

My family spent two years in Nigeria in the 1960s, when I was about seven. I based my memoir-travel piece, ‘Bush Meat’ (published in extract form in N …

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Bush Meat: As My Mother Told Me

Mandy Sutter

PUBLISHED ON: 25/07/17

CATEGORY: Fiction

Day after day, a boy tends his cows and watches the sky. The grass is brown; the animals dying; the trees unable to put forth leaves. The clouds cast …

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Extract: The Rains of Titikaka

John Harrison

PUBLISHED ON: 25/07/17

CATEGORY: Fiction

Soon I would see Bolivian land for the first time and my eyes were greedy to make sense of it, to start feeling and recording what it was. Irregularly …

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Some Small Portion of Eternity

Gwen Davies

PUBLISHED ON: 25/07/17

CATEGORY: Editorial

Those old Welsh themes, memory, place, exile and inheritance, continue in this edition. We publish elsewhere a preview of Ynys Môn novelist Tristan Hu …

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On Reconsidering Derek Walcott’s Sea Grapes

On the death of Derek Walcott, Robert Minhinnick writes that the poet liberated him to mythologise the things we value that are closest to us

PUBLISHED ON: 01/05/17

CATEGORY: Interview

In honour of Derek Walcott, 23 January 1930–17 March 2017   As the editor for eleven years of Poetry Wales (1997–2008), I encountered writers who …

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Oxford & Wales

Gee Williams

PUBLISHED ON: 20/11/13

CATEGORY: Blog

I was – let’s just say over the age of consent. From a second floor window – casement, actually – I watched my boyfriend dash off as every bell in Oxf …

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Out of the Flux

PUBLISHED ON: 29/12/11

CATEGORY: Editorial

Dai Smith’s review of Stephen Knight’s A Hundred Years of Fiction (published in New Welsh Review 66) has provoked an important critical and cultural d …

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Africa Junction

Dylan Moore

PUBLISHED ON: 07/06/11

CATEGORY: Reviews

Even those Westerners who have ‘lived in Africa on and off for most of [their] lives,’ like Ginny Bailey’s character Louis are ‘wary of talking politi …

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