A short story by Alphonse Daudet brings to mind the conflict between humanity and utility in British universities.Buy: Land of Change
A short story by Rob Mimpriss in a new anthology of radical prose from Wales, edited by Gemma June Howell and published by Culture Matters.Buy: Rivers of Wales
By Jim Perrin with a foreword by Rob Mimpriss, published by Gwasg Carreg GwalchComment: The Four F***s
Apathy, Indifference and Industrial Inaction at UniversityBuy: The Sleeping Bard
T. Gwynn Jones’s translation of the eighteenth-century Welsh classic, with an introduction by Rob Mimpriss, new from Cockatrice BooksReview: Pugnacious Little Trolls
Click to read Jon Gower’s review of the collection for Nation CymruComment: ‘Visions and Revisions’
Wales, Empire, and the Fate of Henry Morton Stanley’s StatueComment: A Well-Wrought Urn
Amazon offers me James Wood’s critical masterpiece, How Fiction Works, and a historical novel by Nadine Dorries.Books: Hart’s Reach
Rob Mimpriss reads a story from his third collection, Prayer at the EndComment: ‘Anyone But England’
Nationalism, Racism, and UEFA 2021Comment: A Parliament by Any Other Name
Following Richard Suchorzewski’s vow to ‘return to terrify’ the electable parties of Wales, I would like to announce that I will return to terrify the Nobel Prize for Literature committee.Books: Pugnacious Little Trolls
Rob Mimpriss presents a reading from his recent short-story collectionComment: Decency’s Limits
Abuse and Blocking on a Conservative MP’s Facebook WallBuy: Pugnacious Little Trolls
A new collection of short stories published by Cockatrice BooksComment: Trajectories of Failure
Neil Hamilton, Sebastian Haffner, and the Campaign against Welsh DemocracyComment: A Burning of Storks’ Nests
Brexit, Epictetus and the Fall of TroyBuy: Traveller M. in the Land of the Cynocephali
A new short story published in the journal, Otherwise Engaged
Screengrab from the defunct Twitter account of Jonathan Jennings. Further reportage at North Wales Live.
Image and reportage from Leader Live
Reportage from Daily Post. The swastikas, which deface a pre-existing memorial of Capel Celyn, the purely Cambrophone village flooded by Liverpool Council in the 1960s, apparently attacks, in the name of fascism, the right of the Welsh people to recall and relate their own history.
Image and reportage from Nation Cymru. The swastika, which defaces a pre-existing memorial of Capel Celyn, the purely Cambrophone village flooded by Liverpool Council in the 1960s, apparently attacks, in the name of fascism, the right of the Welsh people to recall and relate their own history. The image in white paint towards the top right is part of the original graffito. It is the eryr wen, a Welsh nationalist symbol derived from the ‘white eagle’ — the winter snows which protected Eryri, or Snowdonia, from invasion during the Middle Ages.
Screenshot from a deleted Twitter account
Screenshot from a Twitter account. Reportage from Nation Cymru
‘In scores of countries there is hunger for an order which respects the dignity of each human person, which gives priority to human life in community. There is a thirst for a government which will ensure for every single person and every nation to be what they are: to realise their potential to the full; for an order which fully respects man’s humanity; an order which perceives that man is essentially a social creature, closely woven into the texture of his own society; an order which recognises generously in all its policies that man has a soul and a mind as well as a body...’
Gwynfor Evans, Land of My Fathers: Two Thousand Years of Welsh History. Swansea: John Penry, 1974.