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Epic Annette is the extraordinary true story of Annette Beaumanoir: a medical student living in a world at war who, at nineteen years old, joined the French Resistance and saved the lives of two Jewish children in Paris on the eve of their deportation to the camps.
‘A nuanced, immensely moving testimony to an improbable life.’The Irish Times
The land of in-between
An exclusive Indigo Express essay written by Anne Weber, author of Epic Annette: A Heroine’s Tale, Susie Nicklin and Tess Lewis
‘There is a language which you don’t find, which you don’t look for either, but which you breathe when you enter the world, which you eat and drink. Absorbing this baby food is like posting a letter: you open your mouth and swallow, without thinking about it. However, does your mother tongue provide you with a place, even ‘your’ place?’
Don’t Let It Get You Down: Essays on Race, Gender & the Body
by Savala Nolan
A powerful and provocative collection of essays that offers poignant reflections on living between society’s most charged, politicised, and intractably polar spaces—between black and white, rich and poor, thin and fat.
‘Vulnerable, but rarely veering into self-indulgence… It is a brutal, beautifully rendered narrative. A standout collection.’New York Times Book Review
The Consequences: Stories
by Manuel Muñoz
These exquisite stories are mostly set in the 1980s in the small towns that surround Fresno. With an unflinching hand, Muñoz depicts the Mexican and Mexican American farmworkers
who put food on our tables but were regularly and ruthlessly rounded up by the migra, as well as the quotidian struggles and immense challenges faced by their families.
‘Manuel Muñoz’s stories are melancholy, assured, and unforgettable. Like a porch light at midnight, they strike a circle of stark dreamlike clarity around their characters, even as the darkness gathers in.’Colin Barrett, author of Homesickness
Writing the wrong
‘The Consequences is my first book in eleven years. The stories were difficult to write for a variety of reasons, but doubt played a big part. The editor of my novel, upon receiving the first draft, had responded with a brief, if curt, ‘This is too cerebral.’
Some version of that student’s dismissive scrawl was in that comment, but I was older and more experienced. I didn’t need to point to any dictionary. I could point to the authority of my imagination, or at least I felt I had earned the audacity to do so. Still, the sense that I had not met some expectation – who I could be as a writer – kept me at a remove from so many of my drafts afterward. Surely, I was doing something wrong. Surely, there was a wrong word in there, some misstep. Surely, this wasn’t the story I should be writing.’
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“I’ve always enjoyed my visits to Brussels, although I can never get the topography straight in my head. Perhaps it’s because I’ve stayed in different hotels and districts; maybe it’s because of the changes in elevation, with unexpected hills leading one up, down and around intriguing corners . . .”
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Savala Nolan is an essayist and director of the Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. She and her writing have been featured in Vogue, Time, Harper’s Magazine, The New York Times Book Review, NPR and more. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Her book Don’t Let It Get You Down: Essays on Race, Gender & The Body is available to buy now.
‘I like the voice and intelligence with which these essays come together . . . a vibrant and thoughtful collection of essays.’Roxane Gay, author of Bad Feminist
The Consequences: Stories£10.99
Epic Annette: A Heroine’s Tale£11.99
Walking on Cowrie Shells: Short Stories£10.99
Yes Yes More More£10.99
Lessons in Love and Other Crimes£11.99
Ogadinma Or, Everything Will Be All Right£10.99
An Act of Defiance£10.99
Silence Is My Mother Tongue£8.99
The Clothesline Swing£12.99
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Richard Seymour is a writer and broadcaster from Northern Ireland and the author of numerous books about politics including Against Austerity and Corbyn: The Strange Rebirth of Radical Politics. His writing appears in the The New York Times, the London Review of Books, the Guardian, Prospect, Jacobin, and innumerable other places including his own Patreon. He is an editor at Salvage magazine.
His book The Disenchanted Earth: Reflections on Ecosocialism & Barbarism is available to buy now.
‘A rousing and impassioned plea for climate sanity.
A howl of grief and a rallying cry.’Cal Flyn, Author of Islands of Abandonment: Life in the post-human landscape
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