‘She was quietly awed by her own panic.’
Sulaiman Addonia on the slow process of rediscovering the beauty of black skin after moving to Saudi Arabia as a child.
Edoardo Albert, author of Warrior, writes about five archaeological findings that brought the past to life.
Ellah Wakatama Allfrey remembers Binyavanga Wainaina.
‘Leni’s last image of her mother is from the rear window of the car.’
‘I don’t want / to be a figure others lean their names into’
Read an excerpt from The Fallen by Carlos Manuel Álvarez, translated from the Spanish by Frank Wynne and available now from Fitzcarraldo Books.
An excerpt from Animalia by Jean-Baptiste Del Amo, translated from the French by Frank Wynne.
‘we are born / to a siren and the wail of each other’
‘We need to keep the modern, civilised father on the hook.’
Katherine Angel on Stromae and Royal Museum for Central Africa in Belgium.
‘She does not go home for her mother's funeral because the prospect of return gives her insomnia. She splurges on a coat from Miu Miu instead.’
‘How unusual that April night had been, yet how normal it had seemed at the time’
‘A glowing purse / that unlatches / with a snap’
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