Literature

When people gather

Poems for a Better World: When People Gather

Where do we start? You haven’t a clue. “Well there’s nothing that just I can do”. But what if your neighbour thought that too? And their neighbour thought they didn’t matter. Changes happen when people gather…

Poems for a Better World: Silence

Watch UN-aligned’s exclusive interview with Ayesha Kajee. Silence i  Silence is explicitSilence is complicitComplicity is violenceSo in the violence of our silenceLet us take stock

Maurice

Maurice and Sexual Awakening

Today I’d like to start a short cycle on love with a work about the “love that dare not speak its name”; the love between

A drawing of Percy Bysshe Shelly

The Bluster of Arrogance

Popular leaders nowadays seem to owe their success to noise, aggression and self-aggrandisement. I call this the Cassius Clay syndrome. The louder they shout, the

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