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Parthian Books

Just So You Know

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‘Smart, bold and fresh – these are voices we need to hear’ – Darren Chetty, author, and contributor of The Good Immigrant

'This probing, honest and illuminating collection of essays is of course very timely but it’s also one of the best books published in Wales in many a moon.' - Jon Gower for Nation.Cymru

A young woman weaves her experience of abuse into the folklore of her ancestors. A student addresses his OCD by writing letters to it. A Paralympic medallist reflects upon his journey into a challenging new lifestyle. From language politics to neurodivergence, cultural heritage to sexual identity, from immigration to race, these are insights shared with great care, sincerity, and often humour.

‘In these pages, stories, issues and lives that have all too often been swept under the carpet are brought into the light. It is writing that is carefully crafted, always resisting the temptation to simplify and clean-up difficult topics. Wales is a constant – as home, as a point of arrival and departure – but these personal narratives challenge us to think anew.’ – Darren Chetty