Category Archives: Beyond Borders

Lancaster Litfest 2014: The Book of Gaza // Matters of Communication

Venue: The Book of Gaza (readings by Nayrouz Qarmout and Mona Abu Sharekh) @ The Storey (Lancaster) [Thursday 16th October, 6.00pm] The Event It’s safe to say that the event did not go as planned. After ordering my ticket I … Continue reading

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‘The Pomegranates of Kandahar’, by Sarah Maguire

A short close reading of Sarah Maguire’s phenomenal and beautiful poem. ‘[S]mall shards of sweetness’.[1] Sarah Maguire’s ‘The Pomegranates of Kandahar’ is a long oxymoron that is wholly apparent in this single line. The ‘shards’, that which is broken, and … Continue reading

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