I do not fear doctors, surgery, medicine or modernity, but in the spring of 2014, this I knew: If you let them, they’d slice you open on their own time. American medical professionals were wild for the surgical removal of term fetuses. Caesarean rates spiked at twelve and four, hours when doctors…
The Cage of You
40 Years of Granta
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Correspondence from our archive, from Kazuo Ishiguro, Kingsley Amis, Doris Lessing, Martha Gellhorn and more.
How to Write About Africa
The late Binyavanga Wainaina's iconic satire is one of Granta's best-loved essays.
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The Roads of London
Nobel Prize-winning Doris Lessing on her life, lovers and landlords in 1950s London.
Dreams for Hire
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The Nine Circles
‘The body wants to escape suffering at all costs. The body wants to live.’
All Hail the Holy Bone
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