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Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari My rating: 4 of 5 stars The four stars I’ve given this book are, I’ll admit from the start, somewhat out of respect for this brilliant author rather than wholly deserved with this ‘sequel’ to his superb ‘Sapiens’. There are many passages which frankly […]
Theatre Review: Brick Lane 78 by Murad Khan By Ken Powell On Saturday 5 May, West Midlands-based theatre company, Purbanat, gave a special performance of Murad Khan’s latest offering ‘Brick Lane 78‘ at London’s Brady Art Centre. The date was chosen deliberately: 40 years since the murder of Altab Ali, a Bangladeshi textile worker who […]
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Tag Archives: India
Well I’ve made it through the first week of NaNoWriMo and I’m feeling pretty pleased with myself! 15,000 words written so far and I’ve not missed a day of uploading the latest story to my writeoutloud blog (although it has … Continue reading
The first of a series of guest blogs is now published over at 10eveningflowers – the blog site of fellow author and good friend Kruti Mehta from India. In this post I speak a little about what I intended to … Continue reading
Just as we try to cut down our ‘carbon footprint’ these days and try to keep ourselves – as much as possible – ‘carbon-neutral’, so I think it is time we did the same thing to challenge our racial prejudices. … Continue reading
“Sahinal could well die out here. A British man who used to work on construction projects told me: “There’s a huge number of suicides in the camps and on the construction sites, but they’re not reported. They’re described as ‘accidents’.” … Continue reading