Monthly Archives: February 2017

“Then I pick up my pen, and I start to write” – Neil Gaiman’s “The View from the Cheap Seats”

In 2008, when I was doing my PhD at the Uni of Manchester, I went to a reading by Neil Gaiman. He was reading from his newest novel, The Graveyard Book, and I had just read Coraline, and maybe Stardust. … Continue reading

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Feminist Book Club: “Reading Lolita in Tehran”

Still working through some teething pains with the logistics of this book club, but it’s worth it. Today the feminist book club met up to discuss Reading Lolita in Tehran: A memoir in books by Azar Nafisi. It was a … Continue reading

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Reading TV

So this week, I have not managed to read a single book. I spent the majority of my leisure time this week ā€“ time Iā€™d normally have spent reading or sleeping ā€“ starting and finishing the hit Korean fantasy romance … Continue reading

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[Not a Book Post]: “The Dilemma of a Ghost” written by Ama Aita Aidoo

…and performed by PTEM students. I’m not going to comment on the performance as such, but I did have a few thoughts while watching. The Dilemma of a Ghost is a a play written in 1964 by Ama Aita Aidoo, … Continue reading

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