Shuggie Bain will break your heart – and put the pieces back together again

Last night I went to Malmö City Library, to my first indoor cultural event since December 2019. And fittingly, wonderfully, it was Douglas Stuart, talking about Shuggie Bain. As I have written elsewhere, this book is astonishing, a tour de force of love and despair. Acclaimed by critics, loved by readers, translated into a slew […]

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.

Anaïs Nin

If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they'll kill you

George Bernard Shaw

The times are urgent. Slow down.

Bayo Akomolafe

We can do it

May 8th, 2021 Posted In: Art Tags: , , , , , , ,

It is May 2021 and the Covid 19 pandemic is ongoing. My dear friend Talita is a doctor in Brazil, working in what she describes as a genocide. This watercolour is my tribute to her and all the other health workers all over the world who are doing more than is humanly possible, every single […]

Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.

Audre Lorde

I became acutely aware that what a child wanted to do most of all was to make a world in which to find a place to discover a self.

Edith Cobb