- 9½ drives abstract academy africa south archive autobio borrowing history cape town chsal conferences early days environmental humanities image islands journal literary nonfiction main road N2 other writers oulipo poetry poster public lecture review seminar site specific sound unusable pasts visual art wild reckoning world literature writers on writing
Author Archives: hedley1980
A wry and delicate novel about the ancient human fact of migration. Journey’s End. Review of Mohsin Hamid, Exit West. Financial Times, 25 February, 2017. (Slightly) longer version below… The tragedy of Europe today, Mohsin Hamid has suggested in his essays and … Continue reading
Introducing the Bodley Head / FT essay competition. Financial Times | 11 November 2016. 1. Just before I turned 30 I was homeless for a while. Homeless is the wrong word, an exaggeration. But I was in Edinburgh with little money … Continue reading
From Cape Town to Dar es Salaam, and back again… A genre-busting book, Under Nelson Mandela Boulevard does a rare thing: it is non-fiction that breaks the mould of works that look in on the continent from the outside. It … Continue reading
Not sure about J. M. Coetzee’s Schooldays. New Statesman | 5 October 2016 | PDF.
Visiting William Kentridge at his Johannesburg studio. Profile for Financial Times magazine | 2 September 2016 | [PDF]. My (longer) edit, with The Nose reinstated: I knew I was at the right place because of the cats. Two sculpted, spiky creatures faced … Continue reading
Svetlana Alexievich and the nuclear imagination. Reflecting on Voices from Chernobyl for the South Africa PEN essay series. 18 August 2016. In my twenties I worked for a while as an usher at a small cinema in Edinburgh. My job was to tear … Continue reading