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The Poetry of Us: Hughes, Dunbar, DuBois and Peele

by Brian Lindenmuth “This movie is about duality and this idea that for however we define the word ‘us,’ for there to be an ‘us’ there has to be a ‘them,’” said Peele. “It can be your class, your country, your family. The way we think about ‘them’ informs the way we think about ‘us.’”...

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Pinafore Magic

Short Fiction by Dorianne Emmerton Just like every other morning, I was heading to my favourite carrel in the library to work on my thesis, a never-ending project that consumed all my time and energy. It focuses on what I call “Pinafore Fiction.” Louisa May Alcott, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Laura Ingalls Wilder, that ilk. I...

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Feast For Small Pieces

Short Fiction by Hailey Piper Never underestimate the seductive power of a woman who’s minding her own business. “There’s just something about her,” they say. I see myself splashed across a pulp magazine cover, a distraught man in the background. The tagline reads: “He met a woman he Could. Not. Resist.” As if that’s my...

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Reflections: The Chronology of Water

by Renee Asher Pickup “If you have ever fucked up in your life, or if the great river of sadness that runs through us all has touched you, this book is for you.” These are the first words you’ll read by Lidia Yuknavitch in her memoir, The Chronology of Water. The acknowledgements come first, quick...

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The Life-Changing Impact of Seeing Yourself in Fiction: Representation for Muslims

by Amra Pajalic For so long publishing has lacked diverse voices; the difference is that now people are noticing when prize lists include only white and middle class authors and don’t list any people of colour or authors from ethnic backgrounds. Some of the factors that contribute to this lack of diversity are the homogenisation...