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Author: Emma Yates-Badley

Shocked Earth

Book Review: Shocked Earth by Saskia Goldschmidt, translated by Antoinette Fawcett

June 16, 2021 Comments Off on Book Review: Shocked Earth by Saskia Goldschmidt, translated by Antoinette Fawcett

The global outbreak of COVID-19 has affected every part of human lives, including the physical world. As we now navigate a post-pandemic era, it’s become even clearer that how we treat the natural world around us is paramount to its – and our own – survival.

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I Belong Here, Anita Sethi

Book Review: I Belong Here by Anita Sethi

May 2, 2021 Comments Off on Book Review: I Belong Here by Anita Sethi

In early summer 2019, Anita Sethi was sitting in a packed carriage on the TransPennine Express train from Liverpool to Newcastle when she was racially abused by a man who, among other abhorrent things, told her to “go back to where you are from”.

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This is How we come back stronger

Book Review: This Is How We Come Back Stronger – Feminist Writers on Turning Crisis into Change

April 20, 2021 Comments Off on Book Review: This Is How We Come Back Stronger – Feminist Writers on Turning Crisis into Change

Women across the world are bearing the brunt of the COVID-19 crisis.

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Manchester Fashion Movement

“Why do we just throw clothing away?” The founders of Manchester Fashion Movement talk to Northern Soul

March 1, 2021 Comments Off on “Why do we just throw clothing away?” The founders of Manchester Fashion Movement talk to Northern Soul

Over the last year or so, I’ve become extremely anxious.

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Castles from Cobwebs

Book Review: Castles from Cobwebs by J.A. Mensah

February 19, 2021 Comments Off on Book Review: Castles from Cobwebs by J.A. Mensah

During the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, I stopped reading.

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Relax

Book Review – Relax: A User’s Guide to Life in the Age of Anxiety by Timothy Caulfield

February 7, 2021 Comments Off on Book Review – Relax: A User’s Guide to Life in the Age of Anxiety by Timothy Caulfield

It’s easy to believe that the entire world has lost its mind.

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Lairies by Steve Hollyman

Book Review: Lairies by Steve Hollyman

January 14, 2021 Comments Off on Book Review: Lairies by Steve Hollyman

I don’t do well with violence. The thought of something grizzly turns my stomach and I’m often found hiding behind a cushion during vicious telly dramas.

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British Library North. Credit: British Library Board

“We’re a resource for the whole of the North of England.” Kenn Taylor, Lead Cultural Producer North at The British Library North

January 10, 2021 Comments Off on “We’re a resource for the whole of the North of England.” Kenn Taylor, Lead Cultural Producer North at The British Library North

The British Library is one of London’s most recognisable landmarks.

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Thelma

Review: Pigs in the Wood, Scissett, Huddersfield

November 16, 2020 Comments Off on Review: Pigs in the Wood, Scissett, Huddersfield

2020 has been an unusual year for birthdays. From socially distanced garden parties and a quick coffee in the park to strange and often glitchy gatherings via Zoom, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we celebrate another turn around the sun.

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Angela Davis

Review: Angela Davis in conversation with Jackie Kay, Manchester Literature Festival

October 28, 2020 Comments Off on Review: Angela Davis in conversation with Jackie Kay, Manchester Literature Festival

One of my favourite annual events is the Manchester Literature Festival (MLF) which has been a calendar staple since I moved to the city in the noughties.

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