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(SAGE Publications, 2017-06-07)This article considers Hassan Blasim’s short story, “The Reality and the Record”. It argues that Blasim’s asylum seeker should be read as a powerful challenge to extant responses to the ever-growing global refugee crisis: ...
(2017-04-05)This article examines the ways in which the news of the siege and fall of Heidelberg in 1622 was conveyed, both in printed news pamphlets and in the regular letters of news written by the Cambridge scholar Joseph Mead. ...
(2016)This essay reflects on my experience performing at a poetry festival in Beirut, incorporating on globalisation, translingualism, colonialism and the status of poetry in the midst of crisis.
Apartheid Acting Out: Trauma, Confession and the Melancholy of Theatre in Yaël Farber's He Left Quietly (Cambridge University Press (CUP), 2017-03-27)In 1984, Duma Kumalo was sentenced to death under the apartheid law of common purpose. He was only spared by the transitional negotiations that led to South Africa's first democratic elections in 1994. However, his suffering ...