The Secret Letters From X to A by Nasrin Parvaz

The Secret Letters from X to A is a compelling historical novel. As any novel of this category many of the events are based on true facts. Nasrin Parvaz is an Iranian refugee activist living in London, UK. She spent 8 years in different prisons in Iran. One of those was located in what used to be the Joint Committee Interrogation Centre and which  is now know as the Ebrat Museum in Teheran where the main facts take place. Read on ...

Rebellious Writing: Marginalised Edwardians and the Struggle for Symbolic Power

CALL FOR CHAPTERS FOR EDITED VOLUME
Edited by Lauren O’ Hagan, Cardiff University

This volume will explore ‘ordinary writing’ – that is, ‘writing that is typically unseen or ignored and is primarily defined by its status as discardable’ – as an important new way in which to approach the power and identity of marginalised groups in Edwardian Britain (1901-1914). Read on ...

‘Cowie Miners, Polmaise Colliery and the 1984-85 Miners’ Strike’

Scottish Labour History Society’s new publication
Reproduced in this new 146-page book are two pamphlets by the late Steve McGrail, reporting from the white heat of struggle by Stirlingshire miners during the 1984-85 miners’ strike. Jim Phillips, author of ‘Collieries, Communities and the Miners’ Strike in Scotland, 1984-5′ and co-editor of Scottish Labour History Journal, provides a trenchant retrospective commentary,
and victimised miner Jim O’Hare an afterword. Read on ...