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Notes from an Island
‘When we woke up, the whole ocean was full of broken ice.’
An excerpt from Notes from an Island, with artwork by Tuulikki Pietilä and memoir by Tove Jansson, translated by Thomas Teal.
Soft Pink Light
‘The stigma is to be a woman.’
Lynne Tillman introduces the photography of Kaitlin Maxwell.
‘Calcutta is an hourglass and each person is a grain of sand. Each day, we all pour through the opening.’
Photographs and memoir by Ruchir Joshi.
‘At the start of this pandemic, I had three living grandparents, and now I have one.’
Colin Herd introduces the photography of Robbie Lawrence.
An excerpt from Seek You: A Journey Through American Loneliness, a new graphic novel by Kristen Radtke.
Breast or Tooth?
‘A breast just casually hanging around, being a functional exocrine gland, enjoying the sun? Impossible.’
Tishani Doshi on women’s rights in India.
If You Kept a Record of Sins
‘It’s like a second gestation, like entering the world a second time.’
An excerpt from Andrea Bajani’s novel If You Kept a Record of Sins, available from Archipelago Books. Translated from the Italian by Elizabeth Harris.
‘Miss C (who is fairly young and pretty) can’t go off by herself with a solitary man, however respectable, to live on the Siberian tundra.’
‘You can really feel the horses, when you’re around them, you can feel their spirit coming to life.’
Al-Birr Islamic Trust Morgue, Greenwich Islamic Centre, April 2020
‘Palmer’s portraits of Kafil Ahmed sit alongside those of other people risking their lives to take care of others.’
‘The soil itself is filled with divine feminine energy. It’s alive, it’s pulsating.’
‘Symbiosis – the intimate association formed between different species – is a fundamental feature of life and enables new biological possibilities. Mycorrhizal fungi are some of the more striking examples.’