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Wycliffe Kato is the author of Escape from Idi Amin’s Slaughterhouse. He spent Amin’s presidency in exile in Kenya, and later served as Uganda’s Director of Civil Aviation.
‘There’s this paradoxical nostalgia where even though yi suffered, yi miss it.’ Memoir by Graeme Armstrong.
‘In clothes, I met strangeness with strangeness. They dressed me with a kind of distanced power.’Rosie Findlay on fashion and religion.
‘If you’re raised without these codes, if you’re not from ends, you won’t find the routes and you won’t find us.’ Tice Cin on class, housing estates and hood surrealism.
‘By the time I was in my teens, I had taken up an existence framed by a double negative: not male, not white.’ An excerpt from Tsitsi Dangarembga’s essay collection, Black and Female.
‘The Czech word skromnost means “modesty”, but it also carries a mild sense of forelock-tugging humbleness, of knowing one’s place.’ An excerpt from Janet Malcolm’s final book.
From The Revenant through Jurassic Park and Godzilla, Darrell Hartman traces the evolving meaning of megafauna in popular culture.
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