Creative writing is not a conventional primary source for historians of eastern Africa. However, examining marginalised actors’ histories can be invaluable in filling the gaps left by traditional archives.
In an International Women’s Day episode of the History Workshop podcast, Christopher Kissane speaks to the Irish poet Doireann ní Ghríofa about writing women’s lives and history in her book, “A Ghost in the Throat”.
On the 750th anniversary of its rebuilding, Fay Bound Alberti calls for engagement with the politics of commemoration at Westminster Abbey and makes the case that more women authors, playwrights and poets must be included at Poets’ Corner.
In ‘Fallen Women,’ an exhibition held at the Foundling Museum, curators attempted, rather ambitiously, to explore this depiction of fallen women in period art.
How did this prodigious journalist, Guggenheim fellow, and “the most promising literary talent of the Harlem Renaissance” just disappear, along with his literary masterpiece?
A review of the British Library exhibition ‘Writing Britain: Wastelands to Wonderlands’, which runs until 25th September 2012