Contrary to what many want to make us believe, this republic is far from immaculate. Acknowledging this might help us resist the dirtier among us.
No person is an island. We need to shift our language of ‘individual problems’ to a discourse of social causation and situatedness. Now more than ever, we need to connect each other’s problems to find their root causes and foster opportunities for solidarity.
“You have to compromise”, the adults in the room say.
We’re losing spaces where we can be social human beings. And this is where literature has a space. Authors can identify such cracks and vocalise them.
“The fact that the film is set in the 1950s enables the film-maker to bring in overt examples of ableism, sexism, racism, classism and homophobia.”
This set of articles will foreground themes which are not always prioritised in discussions about academia.
Politicians are to blame for the situation at Mount Carmel Hospital.