The Lurker

By Gesa Musiol Have you ever seen the dark crouching? It behaves like an animal. It smells fear. It gets hungry. When hurt, the dark will withdraw. Sometimes, it attacks. Lurking in corners, when the sun sinks to its death, it waits. A sparkling night may tempt you to trust the stars’ shine. And that’s when it will strike. First, the tips … Continue reading The Lurker

Marxism, Orientalism, and the Subaltern: Adaptations of Marxist Thought by the Subaltern Studies Field

By William Tithecott IN THE YEARS following the 1980s, Marxist thought and its relevance to India has been discussed and disseminated by numerous Indian intellectuals. These scholars would reject many of Marxism’s conventional tenants, notably the socialist master-narrative, and, as Dipesh Chakrabarty has suggested, the possibility of forming arguments that traverse East-West boundaries.[1] “To be … Continue reading Marxism, Orientalism, and the Subaltern: Adaptations of Marxist Thought by the Subaltern Studies Field

Farewell, London

By Dani Cole The once fish-banked shores of the ThamesWere now welling with the discarded rubbishOf modernity. But the smell rising fromThe water was reeling with memories of Home, where the salt-mudded estuaries Of the Dart lapped at their edges. AndAfter returning from a year of reconciliation(Having soldered together the burned Satellites inside my head), I was … Continue reading Farewell, London

Better Weather

By Mia Craze We used to be soft,Velvet and silk,Sweet, honeyed words,Warm coffee with milk.Now we’re rough edges,Battered and torn,Regret soaked voices,Throats lined with scorn.And a war with yourself,Wins nobody medals,And everyone loses,To fire and metal.So go to the river,Wash your face with cold water,Swim in the sunlight,You’re somebody’s daughter.And life’s about healing,And fresh new … Continue reading Better Weather