The Tower of London burned. The flames coloured the tall building. The Tower stood in Grenfell, a multiple layer of people at the verges of society, the people huddled on staircases and sought ways out of the inferno. Ben Okri wrote a poem about the poor in the Tower.
The Kenyan writer Ngugi wa Thiong’o has joined a growing number of writers and publishers and organization that have decided top boycott a Swedish book Fair. The reason given is the presence of a rightwing magazine at the fair. The organization does not want to budge, but wants to promote dialogue. Read more about it … Continue reading Leading author joins boycott