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The Forgotten War
Leila Guerriero investigates the collusion that left so many graves unmarked decades after the Falklands War.
Notes on Craft
‘Traditional hand-craft becomes literary practice; becomes critical theory.’
Preti Taneja on intertextuality.
‘Refusal is the last recourse of the powerless.’
Marina Benjamin on her years of not eating, and not growing.
Notes on Craft
‘I didn’t want to write Arrival from a place of exile or outcast.’ Nataliya Deleva on writing in her adoptive language.
The Trip to Rose Cottage
‘People washed up here, and remained.’
Cal Flyn visits the abandoned island of Swona.
‘In my diary I was always sassy, proud, and forbidding.’
‘I don’t think we have quite processed yet what those months of isolation did to us – a time of fear and daily death tolls and also of unprecedented curtailment of our freedom of movement. But there were consolations.’
Editor Sigrid Rausing introduces the issue.
The Hour of the Wolf
‘Though I have had dogs all my life, Coco is my first real companion.’
Fatima Bhutto on grief.
In the Heart of the Hall of Mirrors
‘If the heart has a great hall then it must also have a dungeon.’
Memoir by Chris Dennis.
‘A patient must heave their entire body into their mouth.’
Will Rees in search of a diagnosis.
‘The Roma understand that a home doesn’t need axles and wheels to be “Gypsy”, and we look for other signs.’
Damian Le Bas introduces photographs taken by the Herak family.
Beirut Fragments, 2021
‘We live with the permanent sense of imminent disaster.’
Charif Majdalani on the situation in Beirut. Translated from the French by Ruth Diver.