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The Writing Life // It Chooses You

“Talent is only 10%. The rest is obsession,” says poet Selima Hill. For these writers, obsession – be it historical, cultural, or physical – has played a defining role. What …

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Between the Covers // Cooking the Books

High-gloss, seductively-styled, and jam-packed with drool-inducing recipes you’re possibly never going to attempt: cookbooks are more covetable than ever. Author Valli Little and designer Evi O. join forces to take …

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Ideas in Focus // Beyond Exile

Exile, statelessness, displacement… these experiences have created stories of immense loss, but also of great resilience and insight into human grace and dignity. Join writers from Turkey, Tibet and China …

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Ideas in Focus // The Tipping Point

It makes up 60% of the human body and covers nearly 70% of the earth’s surface. With rising sea levels, increasing temperatures and changing weather patterns, water shapes our world …

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Ideas in Focus // Thinking Without Borders

Shorelines, state lines, party lines and cultural chasms – the forces that divide us can sometimes feel stronger than those that unite us. In a time of mass migration and …

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Ideas in Focus // Forgiveness is a Practice

It’s easy to say, but harder to do. In 2015, Mpho Tutu told us: “forgiveness is a practice”. Join three authors for an intimate and personal exploration of the legacy …

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Ideas in Focus // Home

What does home mean? Is it a place? Is it where the heart is? How does home change when we choose to leave a place, versus being forced to leave? …

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Ideas in Focus // Evolving English

English has always been an adaptive lingua franca. As our communications grow ever more global, the English language continues its dynamic evolution. Writers from Indonesia, Singapore, and the USA, take …

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Ideas in Focus // The Ground Beneath our Feet

Home is common ground. We’re born to it, walk upon it, and to be displaced can equal homelessness or statelessness. Join a powerful discussion of body, geography, and connection, with …

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Ideas in Focus // I, Migrant

Migration can transform lives and define nations in both anticipated and unexpected ways. How has a migrant identity shaped these writers’ lives both on and off the page? How has …

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