Book review: What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah

I imagine there is a delicate art to naming short story collections. How do you summarise so many different narratives under a single title? Which one story has the power to convey the themes and emotions of the entire collection? The answer, if Lesley Nneka Arimah's wide-ranging and awe-inspiring debut collection is anything to go … Continue reading Book review: What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah

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Book review: Multitudes by Lucy Caldwell

Two years have passed since I moved away from Belfast, but I like to return as often as I can. If I can’t get there in person, I’ll visit it via the city’s literature. I’ve recently been enjoying The Tangerine, a new Belfast-based literary magazine that showcases an eclectic mix of poetry, short stories, artwork, and […]

Book review: Attrib. and other stories by Eley Williams

The first thing I learned on day one of my English degree: no work of fiction exists in a vacuum. Directly or indirectly, texts are the product of other texts. Attrib. and other stories is no different, though its apparent choice of source material is somewhat unexpected. Forget great novels, Biblical verse, Classical epics - Eley … Continue reading Book review: Attrib. and other stories by Eley Williams