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Blog, Dat's Love, Leonora Brito, Reviews, Short Story, Yalan Bao -

A new edition of Dat’s Love has been published by Parthian’s Library of Wales series. Leonora Brito’s influential and award-winning collection of short stories was originally published in 1999. Yalan Bao reinvigorates Leonora’s stories and characters, reviving them for a new generation of readers. Leonora Brito was raised in and influenced by the multicultural community of Tiger Bay, she recreates the society’s values through a diverse collection of voices. Afro- Caribbean, Leonora writes about the diaspora felt by the Black-Welsh community. She has a vibrant writing style, inflected by humorous observations that highlight the oppression, persecution and daily life of...

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Books, Cardiff, Diverse Wales, Leonora Brito, Library of Wales, Reviews, Short Story, Tiger Bay, Wales, Wales Arts Review -

'Dat’s Love creates an enduring impression of a contemporary Welsh literary giant in-the-making. Through her extant body of short stories, we can only begin to acknowledge the loss of a prodigious literary artist with a breathtaking imagination who was only just warming up. Her depictions of the bustling and multicultural Tiger Bay and Cardiff, and its inhabitants – especially the African diaspora community – are invaluable. Each reading of the collection reveals something new and continues to leave the reader stunned at the nimble skill of Brito’s writing – that deservedly won her the Rhys Davies Short Story Award in...

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Cartoons, Cawl, Essays, News, Poems, Rhondda, S4C, Short Story, Siôn Tomos Owen, TV, Wales -

The second series of Pobol y Rhondda, presented by Siôn Tomos Owen starts this Thursday 23 March at 21:30 on S4C exploring the Rhondda Valley and its people. The series will feature the book launch of Cawl – Siôn Tomos Owen's anthology of short stories, poems and essays.

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Dai Smith, Edge Hill Prize 2017, News, Short Story -

Congratulations to Dai Smith, longlisted for the Edge Hill Short Story Prize 2017 for All That Lies Beneath/What I Know I Cannot Say.

The list of 40 books includes well established authors such as Mark Haddon (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), Susan Hill (The Woman in Black) and Helen Oyeyemi (Boy, Snow, Bird) as well as up-and-coming writers. The winner, to be announced at Edinburgh International Book Festival in August, will receive a £10,000 prize.

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