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'This is a remarkable book and important book. One would expect no less from Peter Lord who has devoted his career to advocating the visual culture of Wales. In presenting a history of Welsh art in one accessible volume, the author has succeeded both from an academic standpoint and from the point of view of the general reader. This is a thought-provoking book and its content both verbal and visual is given the high design and production values that it merits. In short, it is a book that will stand the test of time.'

Look, here's Gwenno Dafydd meeting Nicola Sturgeon in Bute House, home of the First Minister of Scotland in Edinburgh in an official reception to celebrate all the cultural festivities in the city over the summer.

She received a copy of Gwenno's book 'Stand Up & Sock it to them Sister. Funny, Feisty Females' which was launched that afternoon at Footlights Bar & Grill.

http://www.parthianbooks.com/content/stand-sock-it-them-sister

Adolygiad hynod gadarnhaol i Pijin (tua 14 munud i fewn): http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07p0xvz

 

A lovely review of Pijin by Alys Conran on Radio Cymru. The three reviewers were all positive, and very complimentary of Sian Northey's translation too. They compared Pijin to both The Catcher in the Rye and Un Nos Ola Leuad. About 14 minutes in. 

'In his latest novel, The Maestro, The Magistrate and The Mathematician, Tendai Huchu follows the lives of three Zimbabwean immigrants as they strive for assimilation and a sense of place.'

Read the review in full on This is Africa

'At a time when the West is adjudged as being the shaper of African literature, this novel is a departure from the sensationalism of impoverished Africa – instead it interrogates the Western gore by showing, not telling, how African characters are broken by the whims and caprices of a well-governed society. Unfortunately, the wretched of the earth do not enjoy salvation when they transplant themselves to colder climes.

 

OUT NOW: The Equestrienne by Uršuľa Kovalyk

 

Translated by Julia Sherwood and Peter Sherwood