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Review: Romeo is Not the Only Fruit

Gem Mahadeo Stabbed. Sacrificed. Strangled. A sparsely adorned stage, three queer actors of colour (Pallavi Waghmode, Sasha Chong, and Nisha Joseph) as potential wise crones strike poses reminiscent of Destiny’s Child, though they function largely as bawdy Shakespearean chorus wit and cheek throughout Jean Tong’s musical production, Romeo Is  ...

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Q&A: Anisha Senaratne and Art in Colour

Anisha Senaratne is the founder of For the Love of Good, “a collective of passionate creatives committed to instigating positive change through creative campaigns”. Their new web series, Art in Colour, launches on 1 November, and we had a brief chat to Anisha about it all. Can you briefly explain what Art in Colour is about, and  ...

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Review: Ms Marvel, Volume 1

Gem Mahadeo Greater south-east London, mid-1980s. My younger brother and I hold each of my mother’s hands. We’re walking to school in Plumstead. Another child, across the road from us accompanied by their mother, yells “F—ing Pakis, go home!”. Instead of getting told off their elder siblings goad them to continue. My own mother doesn’t  ...

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Q&A: Melanie Cheng and the Deborah Cass Prize

Submissions for the Deborah Cass Prize are due in three weeks! We had a brief chat to Melanie Cheng, runner-up for the inaugural Deborah Cass Prize, and current member of the organising committee, about its importance, how it’s helped her, and how it can help other writers from migrant backgrounds. Give us a little bit of background on  ...

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