When school ended two weeks ago and I found myself with ample time to write, I envisioned myself as this super productive being who would tick everything off her To Do list while simultaneously updating her blog every third day. Instead, I found that actually, all this free time was counter productive. Apparently, I write… Read More On Writing: Finding the will to carry on
Thankful… For a spouse like mine. You took every Thursday off to drive me down to uni. Even when it was your only day off in the whole week and even when you weren’t feeling well yourself, you would accompany me on the journey and refuse to let me drive. You’re selflessness meant that… Read More Passing with DISTINCTION!
Let me just get this out there: it’s a really bad idea to complete a dissertation about your hometown whilst preparing to leave. It’s even worse if you already harbour a love/hate relationship with the place! I spent the summer reading about the 2001 Oldham riots which, until now, were fuzzy recollections of newspaper stills… Read More The Oldham Riots: 15 years on
I’ve been working on my dissertation (by ‘working’ I mean thinking a lot and writing very little), and my brain is aching! I need to write something – anything – before my mind explodes. Ramadan coincided with the start of the summer holidays. It’s super hard to switch your brain on during these long… Read More On Writing: dissertation struggles
* Pheng Cheah, What is a World? On Postcolonial Literature as World Literature (Duke University Press, 2016) what is a world? -subordination of all global regions to GMT as point zero for time = European colonial domination of whole world. -a form of imprisonment that smothers lived local temporalities. The world calendar: based on European/Christian Gregorian calendar,… Read More the ‘world’ of ‘world literature’ : a presentation by zoya kubra
The beginning of 2016 had me swinging between productivity and inactivity. Productive in completing errands that are (extremely) dull but necessary in order to live, and putting off tasks that are enjoyable (reading for pleasure, writing with purpose) but only possible in a dream world where all the aforementioned don’t exist. In short, I have… Read More On Writing: productivity and inactivity