Blog topic: Politics

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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 […]

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

Audre Lorde

I am not a big fan of the word hope, I am a big fan of the word determination. Being determined is a moral position, when you are depend on the word hope, you are lazy.

Ece Temelkuran

There's no excuse for causing our own extinction.

Dr. Sylvia Earle

I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat.

Rebecca West

To create means to connect. It is to abolish the gap between the body, the mind, and the soul, between science and art, between fiction and non-fiction.

Nawal El Saadawi

We live in capitalism. Its power seems inescapable. So did the divine right of kings. Any human power can be resisted and changed by human beings. Resistance and change often begin in art, and very often in our art, the art of words.

Ursula K. Le Guin

Persistence.
It is pressure that makes diamonds

Joshua Busingye

Erst kommt das Fressen, dann die Moral
Food comes first and then morality

Bertolt Brecht

We're doing repair and restoration to our imaginations. Because none of our communities have ever been perfect, right? We don't actually want to go back to anywhere. We want to reimagine and then say, 'What does it mean, what must we restore and make whole for us to actually get there?

Elandria Williams