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November 24 in history

380 – Theodosius I made his adventus, or formal entry, into Constantinople.

1429 – Joan of Arc unsuccessfully besieged La Charité.

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How To Smile & How Not To Smile

There’s this line from The God of Small Things, by Arundhati Roy, which comes to my mind every now and then–

“He smiled an insanely friendly smile.” 436 more words

Arundhati Roy - Q/A


Arundhati Roy on Fame, Writing and India


You said that you would probably never write another book unless there was another book inside you to write. 5,524 more words


She (also) brought us "The End of Imagination"

This year brought us Arundhati Roy’s second novel, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, which I have not yet read. She soared to the top of any publisher’s chart in the wake of her first novel, … 1,140 more words

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, Arundhati Roy

Her first fiction book in 20 years! For some it may feel like a huge gap, a great absence, if one were not familiar with the fact that Roy is a committed activist and has in fact published books in between these 20 years and worked tirelessly in her activism in her home country of India. 1,222 more words

Book Review

"Feeling the Unthinkable: Essays on Social Justice" by Donald Gutierrez

If Donald Gutierrez were alive today, what would he think of the USA now? He’d be horrified. And disgusted.

Gutierrez, who died in 2013, shortly after this collection was published, was a social conscience. 346 more words

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SWC Recommends: International Writing

Tomorrow’s event ‘Dia De Los Muertos’, in collaboration with Dove Tales, is a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage; a chance to learn more about the holiday widely celebrated in Mexico which aims to honour and rejoice in the dead and the lives they lived. 447 more words