Category Archives: Literature

True love lies beyond the claustrophobia of romance | Aeon Essays

True love: more made than found. Rome, 1994. Photo by Steve McCurry/Magnum Forget the modern romantic notion of ‘the one’. True love means looking beyond the couple and out towards life   It is a telling statistic that the ­most … Continue reading

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Librarian Saved Thousands of Historical Manuscripts From Being Destroyed | My Modern Met

By Madeleine Muzdakis on September 12, 2021 Manuscripts at the Ahmed Baba Centre, Timbuktu, in 2013. (Photo: UNESCO via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO) A librarian named Abdel Kader Haidara secretly saved hundreds of thousands of manuscripts from being … Continue reading

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Nsibidi scripts | Ikom in the present day Cross River State, Nigeria

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Bamum script | Cameroon

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Writer Michael Rosen on politics, poems and the darkest days of his fight with Covid-19

His cheeky, clever and irreverent stories have captivated generations of children and adults. Yet while Michael Rosen’s wry sense of humour shines through in his latest book, “Many Different Kinds of Love” also deals with a truly terrifying chapter in … Continue reading

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Hidden Math in Alice in Wonderland

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Live Tea and Jeopardy show with George R.R. Martin

A recording of the live Tea and Jeopardy show filmed at Worldcon 75 in Helsinki, August 2017

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Be Still | Chris Priestley

I’m standing in the driveway of the house where we used to live in Norfolk It’s morning and there’s been a sharp frost. The gravel beneath my boots is bonded together by ice. The sky is pale grey. The air … Continue reading

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The Origins of Hebrew

As the name suggests, the Hebrew Bible is written, mostly, in Hebrew. But what is the earliest history of this language? What language did the ancient Israelites speak? This episode examines the origins of Hebrew and its relationship with Canaanite … Continue reading

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Remembering Octavia Butler: Black Sci-Fi Writer Shares Cautionary Tales In Unearthed 2005 Interview

s Democracy Now! marks 25 years on the air, we are revisiting some of the best and most impactful moments from the program’s history, including one of the last television interviews given by the visionary Black science-fiction writer Octavia Butler. … Continue reading

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