In 1987 I had a lot in common with many other fourteen-year-olds. I watched the Brat Pack/John Hughes films, repeatedly; I knew the Top 10 of the UK chart by heart; I cut out pictures of Rob Lowe, Madonna, a-ha from teen magazines and stuck them on my bedroom walls; I regarded the perfect ‘mixed…
State of Mind
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Mistaken | State of Mind
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Threshold | State of Mind
Berry Lopez on the interplay between love and fear.
‘Cover your nose and mouth, the order came, swift and useless; if they’d had their turbans they would have wound them around their faces but there were only the balaclavas.’
How to Write About Pakistan
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‘Fundamentalist mangoes must have more texture; secular mangoes should have artificial flavouring.’