Sunday, August 22, 2021
Collateral Damage by Steve Howell (Quaero Publishing, 2021) The novel is set in 1987, a year after the United States bombed Libya on April 14 1986. It deals with the mysterious death of Tom, a British peace activist, whilst on a delegation to Tripoli marking the anniversary of the bombing. It is a whodunit which gradually reveals the truth in true whodunit fashion. It is often told from the perspective of Tom's girlfriend, Ayesha who is Palestinian-Lebanese. Her background has given her experiences of separation and loss which only make her more determined to find out the truth.
Monday, March 19, 2018
Reviews of Kingsman - The Secret Service and The Golden Circle, Jumanji and Star Wars the Last Jedi.
Sunday, March 18, 2018
Obituary of the outstanding South African Poet who fought for the liberation of his country from apartheid. He was a major figure in African-American culture and played an important role in post-apartheid South Africa.
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Poems by the South African poet Keorapetse "Willie" Kgotsitsile: For Hugh Masekala, Anguish Longer than Sorrow and No Serenity Here.
Saturday, December 10, 2016
The significance of the Easter Rising in 1916 from an anti-imperialist perspective. The response of the British state and why it executed of the leaders of the Rising, focusing on James Connolly. What was the impact of this repression?
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Toast to the Immortal Memory of Robert Burns given at the Socialist Correspondent Burns Supper 2015. Burns illuminates universal principles by linking them to everyday life, using vivid imagery. His legacy in poetry and song is acknowledged nationally and internationally.