Richard Wright was an African-American anti-slavery activist whose works portray the racial discrimination against the blacks in the United States of America, especially in the Deep South. He was one of the voices for the black race when racism was still at its peak in the U.S. He spoke openly about the things troubling black […]
A poem about inequality
Who am I? I am the blank canvas fully exposed and transparent, absorbing and replenishing. Taking out my brushes, I carefully construct the image of corporate respectability, blending in the cracks with coloured crayons. I put on my body armour, but feel weighed down by the sense of growing expectation. Sitting in the carriage, I feel […]
If this book were a tango it would be Salvador Dali, (e.g., the poem ‘Sealed in Table Bay’, with its dreamlike word associations) dancing with L S Lowry (e.g., the nostalgic ‘Bread Pudding Days’). Add to that a sprinkling of finger-snapping jazz memes, and you will have an idea of the lyricism and originality of […]
Harry over at Arcadia Publishing takes us on a virtual tour around some of the world’s literary hotspots.