The labyrinth

The journalist and contributor to The Sorrows of Mexico reflects on the ‘three demons’ of narco-politics, censorship and corruption, and on the future of journalism in his country.

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Tales

#RefugeesWelcome: the poet and teacher shares his motivations for creating the Refugee Tales project – a literary journey of solidarity with refugees, asylum seekers and detainees, modelled on Chaucer’s great poem of travel and storytelling.

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The immigrant

#RefugeesWelcome: a short, powerful extract from the play The Immigrant, written and directed by Joy Gharoro-Akpojotor, which turns the story of asylum on its head to ask questions of us all.

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Writing to never forget

#RefugeesWelcome: writer and former child refugee Yovanka Perdigao retraces her own journey from Guinea-Bissau to London via Dakar and Lisbon, finding solace and empowerment throughout her journey in her love of literature.

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Literatura animal

Galician poet, writer and journalist Manuel Rivas recalls stories from his childhood under Franco’s rule. His latest novel, The Low Voices (Harvill Secker), is published this month.

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‘My God, so much sex?’

The author of Panty, published in English translation this month by Tilted Axis Press, describes how the limits placed on writing by South Asian women impelled her into surrealism, sexual politics, and the creation of new forms.

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