5 04, 2021

Oxford the Hollywood of Stories and how hard it is to talk about me.

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When she interviewed me for her podcast, Yang May and I discovered a common passion for libraries and storytelling.  I hope my stories are global but they arise from the web of connections to all continents that you find in

2 04, 2021

The joy of learning from each other; my reflections on multi-culturalism

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Reflections on Multi Culturalism In the Madras Courier Anurag Mishra and Paras Ratna posed the question,  ‘To what extent can a society accommodate multiculturalism?’ As someone who risked my own future and that of my future children by marrying someone

15 12, 2020

Kamila Shamsi and the heartbreak of not telling stories because of ‘appropriation’

By |December 15th, 2020|Categories: China, Art & History, Cultural Appropriation, Lost History, Oxford, The Stars ArtMovement|0 Comments

  https://www.guernicamag.com/shamsie_02_01_2012/? I hate stereotypes and dislike of them is  I believe the motivation for the sad ‘appropriation ‘saga. The wonderful Kamila Shamsi rightly  wonders in this link - why there should be obstacles to telling peoples stories.  For 18

3 12, 2020

Mark Carney -the shark and an untold story

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Did you listen and watch the first Reith lecture by Mark Carney? The topic was ‘From moral to market sentiments’ https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p0900t1x/the-reith-lectures-2020-mark-carney-how-we-get-what-we-value-lecture-1-from-moral-to-market-sentiments? It came as a surprise when in answer to a question by Anita Anand, he said he had taken