The Resurgence of the Monstrous Feminine
‘Despite the sheer and uncommunicable amount of violence enacted upon the female body throughout history, it’s woman as terroriser, as beast, that we keep coming back to.’
‘Just look at those nasty trees flaunt / their leaves, each one a tra-la-la.’
The Little Winter
‘She remembered being happy off and on that day, and then looking at things and finding it all unkind.’
How to Write About Africa
‘Always end your book with Nelson Mandela saying something about rainbows or renaissances. Because you care.’
‘We’re trying to prove that it’s possible to live sustainably and not be such a freak about it.’
‘It murmurs beneath the crust of the ground, or a person who serves as the ground you stand on.’
Radicalisation in the Digital Age
Marc Weitzmann on how radicalisation happens in the digital age.
The Polyglot Lovers
‘When we were sixteen years old, I broke Johnny’s nose with the back of my hand.’
‘It was fake that your hugs were convulsive / and your furies unpredictable.’ Translated by Cassandra Gillig and Anne Boyer.