As the UK government signals a potential ‘path to citizenship’ to nearly 3 million potential Hong Kong BNOs, and Trump starts the process of revoking Hong Kong’s special treatment, journalist and cultural historian Stuart Walton reflects on public and private histories.
Stuart Walton reviews Luke Brown’s stylistically accomplished new novel.
Stuart Walton reviews multi-award winning poet Ocean Vuong’s autobiographical debut novel, finding a writer dexterously at home in both elements.
As the Bharatiya Janata Party looks set to take a general election majority in an India increasingly hostile to minorities, Ragini Mohite reviews Githa Hariharan’s important novel on caste inequality and Dalit experience
Ragini Mohite reviews Tabish Khair’s latest novel, a sensitive acknowledgement of the indignities faced by minority communities and individuals in contemporary India.
Heidy Lo reviews Marshall Moore’s new tale of a Hong Kong haunted by history that is also a deftly told allegory for today.
Bob Duffy reviews Lauren Groff’s Florida, a new collection of artful, brooding narratives hinging on themes of abandonment and isolation.
Ragini Mohite kicks off a series of reviews and essays on Writing Colonialism today with a look back at Moshin Hamid’s recently reprinted novel of magical realism and migration.