Monthly Archives: March 2017

N.K. Jemisin’s Fantasies of Disorder

Last year I read The Fifth Season following a recommendation. I hadn’t heard of it or of its author, N.K. Jemisin, though perhaps I should have. Since 2010 Jemisin has been nominated for numerous awards for her novels, and The Fifth Season won the 2016 Hugo Award.

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London, Sugar and Slavery

Recently I visited the London, Sugar and Slavery exhibit at the Museum of London Docklands. It was an exhibit I was keen to see but I was also apprehensive, too accustomed to our museums presenting the British Empire as exceptional in its benevolence and focussed on innovation to expect an honest account.

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