What does it mean to be marginalised? While the term itself is eschewed by some contributors, this is the question that the essay collection Just So You Know seeks to answer. What it proves is that there is no single answer. Importantly, it highlights how the ability to answer that question is highly subjective, and that […]
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Gwen Davies reviews Y Gymru ‘Ddu’ a’r Ddalen ‘Wen’: Aralledd ac Amlddiwylliannedd mewn Ffuglen Gymreig, er 1990 by Lisa Sheppard

Gwen Davies

PUBLISHED ON: 23/06/20

CATEGORY: Audio review

Gwen Davies stakes a claim for fiction in the creation of empathy, that missing life-skill in those at risk of mental health breakdown and lawbreaking …

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Notes of a Native Son by James Baldwin

Caroline Stockford recommends this title as her favourite essay collection

PUBLISHED ON: 23/06/20

CATEGORY: Book recommendation video

Notes of a Native Son: New Welsh Writing Awards & Readers’ Poll 2018: Aberystwyth University Prize for an Essay Collection from New Welsh Review o …

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Impeccable

The crime thriller Impeccable by Jameel Sandham shares territory with Breaking Bad and Trainspotting. Desi Tsvetkova investigates

PUBLISHED ON: 16/06/20

CATEGORY: Reviews

Jameel Sandham’s self-published crime thriller, Impeccable, eerily reminiscent of Ivrine Welsh’s best-selling hit Trainspotting, offers a gritty depic …

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Transgender Resistance: Socialism and the Fight for Trans Liberation

Daniel Snipe attended the launch of Transgender Resistance by Laura Miles in Swansea

PUBLISHED ON: 03/06/20

CATEGORY: Blog

In February, I had the pleasure of attending an evening focusing on the politics of transgenderism, with the main guest speaker and trans activist, La …

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New Welsh Short Stories, edited by Francesca Rhydderch & Penny Thomas

Vicky MacKenzie

PUBLISHED ON: 11/02/20

CATEGORY: Reviews

Vicky MacKenzie finds internationalism, diversity, a beating heart, the rush of blood, and the zing of energy in a collection that proves the health o …

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Exquisitely Rough: Outsiders

Ruby D Jones on social class and the iceberg of London publishing

PUBLISHED ON: 27/03/19

CATEGORY: Essays

Earlier this year, the Arts Council England awarded me a £10,000 grant to start writing my first book. I celebrated by spending the day crying, cwtche …

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Plu by Caryl Lewis

Gwen Davies

PUBLISHED ON: 27/02/19

CATEGORY: Audio review

Gwen Davies reviews a new edition of the debut short story collection Plu by Caryl Lewis (Y Lolfa). Recorded and edited by John Tudor; researched, scr …

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The ‘d’ Monologues

Maria Apichella

PUBLISHED ON: 26/02/19

CATEGORY: Reviews

Why do we see so few disabled actors on our screens and stages? Why does our ableist society either patronise or ignore those whose bodies are differe …

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Reclaiming Gay Rural Wales

Kaja Brown

PUBLISHED ON: 26/02/19

CATEGORY: Blog

The Ceredigion Museum is transformed for the evening. The lights are dim, life is bustling, and there is that air of anticipation that comes before a …

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