Issue 102,

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New Welsh Review 102, Winter 2013


Editorial:


Testimony (Gwen Davies)

This winter edition focuses on Africa, Denbighshire, politics and testimony. Scholastique Mukasonga’s story, ‘Mourning’, is drawn from the author’s experience of escaping the 1994 Rwandan massacres of the Tutsi people, in which Mukasonga lost twenty-six family members including her mother. ‘Mourning’ is accompanied by an illustration which captures the protagonist’s compulsion, partly because she had not actually witnessed the slaughter, to grieve over slain African relatives in Parisian strangers’ funerals…


She realised, though, that the long walks she liked to take around the streets were constantly leading her to churches and that she always hoped to see a black or grey hearse parked outside. Which happened several times. When it did, an irresistible force made her go into the church and join the mourners. She knew where to sit. Behind a pillar, but always with a clear view of the coffin.

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Regulars

Political Theatre Caroline Ross on Bradley Manning & The Life of Brians read more...
Oxford & Wales Gee Williams read more...
Tweetin' 'bout a Revolution Tim Evans on social media and political activism read more...


Essays

Burning Issues: Shetland's Up Helly Aa Photo-essay by Monica Germanà read more...
Dark Mermaids Anne Lauppe-Dunbar on the GDR doping scandal read more...
Stand up, John Rowlands John Barnie on the Welshness of Henry Morton Stanley read more...


Creative

Mourning Story from Rwanda by Scholastique Mukasonga, translated by Suzy Ceulan Hughes read more...
Eclipse Story by Stevie Davies read more...


Poetry


The Street of the Dried Seafood Shops, Sheung Wan
Judy Brown read more...
Ransom Tape
Joe Dunthorne read more...
Madder
Samantha Wynne-Rhydderch read more...
Romeo y Julieta
Kittie Belltree read more...
Professor Seagull
Ross Cogan read more...
Sonnet for Jim Ward (Woodville Highway, Tallahassee, December 9, 2012)
Craig Blais read more...
We Did Not Know Yet
Nancy Anne Miller read more...
Sand, Gravel
Matthew Francis read more...


Reviews


Bert: The Life and Times of AL Lloyd by Dave Arthur and The New Penguin Book of English Folk Songs Steve Roud and Julia Bishop (eds)
John L Williams read more...

Hook, Line and Singer by Cerys Matthews
Rhian E Jones read more...

The Drive by Tyler Keevil
Alan Bilton read more...

Later by Philip Gross
Tony Brown read more...

The House on the Cliff by Charlotte Williams
Francesca Rhydderch read more...

Awakening by Stevie Davies
Suzy Ceulan Hughes read more...

Welsh Gothic by Jane Aaron
Mary-Ann Constantine read more...

Small Scale Tour by Caroline Ross
Penny Simpson read more...

The Visitor by Katherine Stansfield
Jeremy Hughes read more...

Clever Girl by Tessa Hadley
Laura Wainwright read more...



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