Life Writing

Life Writing

All the old history was written for the amusement of the ruling classes. The lower classes couldn't read, and their rulers didn't care about remembering what happened to them - Frank Zappa

Belfast in 1969 and its aftermath: a memoir
Thursday, 17 June 2021 09:11

Belfast in 1969 and its aftermath: a memoir

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Francis Murphy presents a memoir of Northern Ireland in the late sixties Introduction Once again Northern Ireland is back in the headlines. Small scale rioting in Loyalist areas and the resignation of Arlene Foster, the leader of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), reflect a growing awareness in the Unionist/ Loyalist…
Other / White Other
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Monday, 16 November 2020 09:41

Other / White Other

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Other/ White Other by Fran Lock There is silence in the workshop when the young woman asks me am I sure I'm white. Silence, not embarrassed, but expectant. I do not know what to say. I do not know what to say because I don't know why she asked. On…
Climate Matters
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Friday, 06 November 2020 15:47

Climate Matters

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Sally Flint, Virginia Baily and Mike Quille have edited a new anthology of various kinds of writing on the subject of the climate crisis and capitalism. It is free and downloadable below In 2019 we challenged writers and artists to address the burning topic of the climate crisis and question…
Life Writing
Tuesday, 01 September 2020 09:25

Life Writing

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Michael Jarvie introduces a new section of our website, on Life Writing My collection of working-class life writing, Into the Silence, has a Dewey Decimal Classification of 828 in my local library. So that means it falls into the category of English: Miscellaneous Writings. That’s a start I suppose, though…