I must admit, when I opened the book and noticed the lack of quotation marks when it came to the characters dialogue, it completely threw me. What threw me more, however, was how easily I could still distinguish paragraph from dialogue as if the quotation marks were there the whole time. There's not much to … Continue reading Conversations With Friends – Sally Rooney | A Book Review
Recently, I had the chance to receive a copy of Savannah Slone's debut poetry collection 'Hearing The Underwater' in exchange for a review. I have to be honest, at times I have a little trepidation, the poetry world is becoming so saturated that you have as much chance at finding something a bit rubbish, as … Continue reading Hearing The Underwater – Savannah Slone | Book Review
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Unless you have been somewhere outside of the UK or just permanently asleep for the last week, you will have seen how the country has been on the verge of an Antarctic apocalypse. So it certainly seemed, anyway. News headlines and bulletins were furiously warning people not to travel, not to leave the house, not … Continue reading A Whisper In | Snowy England
Places, much like people, have the risk of being tainted with a bad image. It's not until you actively seek to explore and understand the truth, that you can position your own opinion on it or them. It can be an enlightening process. This is why I'm starting a new blog series called "A Whisper … Continue reading A Whisper In… | Harlow
Stormzy's newly released 'Gang Signs and Prayer' is effectively the greatest "Fuck You" to any grime doubters, or any that refuse to accept it as a valid genre. Even though the album merges, rather well, other genres like Gospel and old style R&B, the core and essence is still unashamedly grime. So, as a result … Continue reading ‘Gang Signs and Prayer’ is An Important Player In The Rise of Grime | Album Review
If you've read any of my posts or articles before you will know that I have a long running attachment and interest in YouTube and everything that comes with it.It can be a place of greatness and deplorability. However, come out of the YouTube community, and enter the mainstream media's realm and the balance is … Continue reading The Most Important Thing To Take From PewDiePie’s ‘My Response’ Video.
Yesterday my good friend and flatmate Max Moore (https://www.flickr.com/photos/138404630@N05/) took some new acting head-shots for me. Along with my current change of perspective on many-a-thing brought on seemingly by my entrance into my 20's last year, it got me thinking further about why it is I speak so frequently of my mixed race, and of my … Continue reading These Features Of Mine…
Yesterday evening I attended a Black Lives Matter Vigil with a couple friends at the Uni. While it was not 'empty' in the sense that literally no-one was there, I am sticking with the title. In many situations I can understand why people do not attend some, shall we say, politically veered movements. Moreover people … Continue reading Black Lives Matter; The Pain of an Empty Vigil