The Sea Cloak is a collection of 14 stories by the author, journalist, and women s rights campaigner, Nayrouz Qarmout. Drawing from her own experiences growing up in a Syrian refugee camp, as well as her current life in Gaza, these stories stitch together a patchwork of different perspectives into what it means to be a woman in Palestine today.
Whether following the daily struggles of orphaned children fighting to survive in the rubble of recent bombardments, or mapping the complex, cultural tensions between different generations of refugees in wider Gazan society, these stories offer rare insights into one of the most talked about, but least understood cities in the Middle East.
Lovely evocation of 60s and 70s Manchester
Shirley’s authentic voice is present throughout as she narrates the tale of her family establishing itself in the Moss Side and South Manchester of the 1960’s and 1970’s.
Gerry Potter presents his trademark mash up of narrative, poetry and dramaturgy in a scathing and scurrilous take on the way in which the once organic and feral Manchester art scene has been co-opted by big money, the educational establishment and bland consumer culture. Essential reading for anyone who has been part of the Manchester “scene” over the last 25 years or so and a call to arms to artists young and old. Oh yeah, and I’m in it.