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We don’t know what we’re doing – Thomas Morris

We don’t know what we’re doing – Thomas Morris

Somewhere in the ancient history of 2015 this collection of short stories was published, and praised, and Mr Thomas Morris, (educated in Welsh only, as you will find noted everywhere) was asked to give his opinion on all sorts of things writing. Possibly rightly so....

Road Block – Jamal Mahjoub

Curfew and road blocks paint a bigger picture in this short story that’s classic in set up: a set time and space, two to three characters and a hurdle to overcome. Sadly, despite high stakes (there’s a bayonet, there’s a gun, there’s a crime) the story doesn’t punch...
Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun  (a novel)

Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun (a novel)

By Sarah Ladipo Manyika 118 pages of loveliness. Why? Hard to write down in a few words: you wouldn’t initially say, but this book is different from any you’ve ever read. Not because it has a Nigerian heroine who’s living in America (think Americanah) not because...