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Elleke Boehmer
Writer, reader. Keen on stories of all kinds. My new collection To the Volcano was published in 2019.
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Jeremy Corbyn 17h
They can afford to give tax cuts for the billionaires. They can afford to give tax cuts for the biggest corporations. But when it comes to compensating 1950s women who had their pensions stolen: “There’s no money for that”.
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Emma Kennedy Dec 6
Do you know, by now, I am baffled by sensible people still thinking Brexit is going to be amazing. Utterly baffled. Every single govt analysis has concluded it’s going to be shit. What in the name of HELL are you voting for?
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The Mandela Rhodes Foundation Dec 6
📣 Our office is closed for the holidays until 6 January 2020. We wish you all a happy festive season and safe journeys for those travelling! 🥳🎄
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Afua Hirsch Dec 6
Lead diplomat for Brexit in the US resigns because she has been asked to participate in deliberately misleading the British people. And it's barely a story because this is what we have come to expect from our government. Another new low
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Bernardine Evaristo Dec 6
Spotted in Kings Cross Tube Station this week. The first such outing for any of my books. Pls take a pic & share if you come across one & tag me. Thanx!
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anna poletti Dec 6
books that a) foster identification—bildungsroman, use of 1st person point of view—& b) that focused on “normal” life rather than narratives of violence or trauma were the most successful in expanding readers understanding of national identity
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anna poletti Dec 6
how is writing by black and asian british writers contributing to reader’s ideas about english national identity? ’s project posed questions of reading and national identity and syllabi to readers...
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anna poletti Dec 6
has conducted a survey of A level english lit syllabi to establish what is widely taught as “English” literature — “Atonement” by McEwan is widely taught
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anna poletti Dec 6
the role of literature, and the teaching of literature, is often understood as providing evidence of national character raises the question of how transnational lives are visible in the lit syllabus or a national curriculum
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anna poletti Dec 6
whose lives are claimed as national lives? begins her exploration of the English syllabus & the legacies of 19th century nationalism
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anna poletti Dec 6
what does it mean to write, claim or embody a “national life” in the time of rampant populism? is ’s first question
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anna poletti Dec 6
next up on decolonizing the curriculum & the postcolonial writers make worlds project
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Lyndsey Stonebridge Dec 6
I really enjoyed talking with ⁦⁩ & Humanities Forum last month 1/2.
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Bernardine Evaristo Dec 3
Pls RT: The described me yesterday as 'another author' apropos 2019. How quickly & casually they have removed my name from history - the first black woman to win it. This is what we've always been up against, folks.
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Elleke Boehmer Dec 5
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Mike Galsworthy Dec 5
OK, respect. That was serious burn time from . I particularly liked (and chuckled at) the Supreme Court line. Boris Johnson, you’ve been called out... Can we trust you even to turn up?
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Elleke Boehmer Dec 5
Disgraceful. Something suggests the media is very very scared, to bend reporting to this obvious extent.
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RD Hale 🌹 #VoteLabour on 12th Dec 2019 Dec 5
BBC to Corbyn: "APOLOGISE FOR ANTISEMITISM!" BBC to Johnson: "Show us how to butter scones!" ITV to Corbyn: "APOLOGISE FOR ANTISEMITISM!" ITV to Johnson: "Let's take a selfie!" Whatever your political affiliation, if you have any respect for democracy, this should concern you.
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Romesh Gunesekera Dec 5
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