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Sunday, June 26, 2022

Meha Razdan

Literary Blackface

When the largest book retailer in the United States, Barnes & Noble, launched their so-called Diverse Editions initiative in honour of Black History Month,...

Review: The Personal History of David Copperfield

With his take on The Personal History of David Copperfield, Armando Iannucci seems to relish the opportunity to draw out the inherent absurdism and...

Reality check: the power of relatable crises

"Conflicts in literature don’t work when they fail to resonate". Regardless of genre, books are most impactful when their crises are rooted in everyday human experience.

Pablo Neruda’s subtle patterns show us how to feel

The brilliant simplicity of the Chilean poet is his greatest strength

Changing the course of history

Our reimagination of classic works reflects our new priorities

The art of painting like a child

The idea of enjoying something linked to childhood is apparently shameful

Childhood’s Clarity in ‘The Ocean at the End of the Lane’

The Ocean at the End of the Lane opens with an epigraph from Maurice Sendak, “I remember my own childhood vividly… I knew terrible things. But I knew I mustn’t let adults know I knew. It would scare them.”

Judge representative films on merit not just diversity

The films of women and POC must be judged meritocratically and not just for their representation

Self-publishing can counter literary elitism

Self-publishing is not a new phenomenon in the literary world; authors ranging from Marcel Proust to Beatrix Potter self-published books that are now integral...

Let’s talk about: Imposter Syndrome

Meha Razdan faces the feeling that you don’t belong

A Letter To: Singles on Valentine’s Day

Meha Razdan gives you her words of wisdom

Oxford’s obsession with public ‘wokeness’

Mera Razdan reveals the dangers of performative activism

Lets talk about: cultural appropriation

Cultures are not merely fashionable accessories

An open letter to Santa

Ditch the coal, carrots and chimney-creeping Mr Claus – this year you're on the naughty list