To build the political will to cut emissions, climate change must be personalized - and that requires storytelling. This is why a new genre, climate fiction – cli-fi for short – has so much potential. Leo Barasi writes.
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Short Story Day Africa's next anthology of innovative short fiction is set in the rooms, the passages, the bars and the lobbies of hotels across the continent, and seeks metafiction exploring Africa as a hotel herself. If these walls could talk, what story would they tell?
Self-government, or 'municipalism', is changing politics all over the world. This is a guide to winning back our towns and cities from below with real radical policies happening now; practical organizing strategies and tools; and profiles of 50 pioneering municipalist platforms from around the world.
In her first-ever collection of essays, poet and novelist Lorna Goodison interweaves the personal and political to explore themes that have occupied her working life: her love of poetry and the arts, colonialism and its legacy, racism and social justice, authenticity, and the enduring power of friendship.
A children's picture book which takes down the concept of 'princess'. A sassy child narrator chooses six well-known fairy tales involving princesses. With simple rhyme and lively pictures she takes the stories apart with incredulous humour and charm. This is a book to inspire children of all ages and adults to to think beyond the superficial.
A reunion of friends and lovers; a conspiracy that begins as a joke; a secret to be kept for thirty years—this is a daring, ingenious and profoundly moving political thriller from an author whose career has put him at the very heart of international affairs.
A boy's traumatized father comes home from the Second World War, but can’t make the transition to civilian life. This is a beautifully crafted graphic portrayal of PTSD and the consequences it can have on everyone around the person affected, especially if not acknowldeged and understood. A historical graphic novel of utmost relevance now.
Slave to Fashion explores and exposes modern slavery in the fashion industry with text, graphics and photos. Safia Minney shows us how exploitation can be eradicated by business and consumers.
Greater economic equality is beneficial to all people in all societies, both for the rich, the poor and the rest. The equality effect is demonstrable both nationally and internationally. These claims are contentious because their truth has only become evident recently, and because these findings contradict dominate views of many of the elite.