Scottish-Sierra Leonian novelist Aminatta Forna made the Queen's 2017 New Year Honors. She was appointed Officers of the Order of the British Empire award, which means she receives a medal of honor and gets to put the abbreviation O.B.E. after her ... Vanguard, 6 days ago
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Congratulations to the members of the UCL community who have been recognised in the 2017 New Year Honours list. Current UCL staff with honours conferred this year are: Professor Polina Bayvel (UCL Electronic & Electrical Engineering) — CBE ...University College London, 2 weeks ago New Year Honours 2017: leading scientists recognised in list Times Higher Education Supplement, 2 weeks ago In full: the New Year's Honours list Sudan News Gazette, 3 weeks ago
By Donu Kogbara WHEN we were young (many moons ago!), I shared a flat in London with a clever, vivacious and beautiful fellow journalist called Aminatta Forna. Her mother was Scottish. Her father, Mohammed Forna, a highly principled native of ...Vanguard, 2 weeks ago
Writers and critics have had their say, now readers pick their books of the year from Brexit to bohemians, emperors to existentialists Redeemable by Erwin James (Bloomsbury Circus) Of the many books that have engaged me this year, three stand ...The Guardian, 3 weeks ago
By GERRY LOUGHRAN More by this Author For the umpteenth time (I would give the exact number if I could remember when I started writing this column), let me say Happy Christmas to everybody, and once again let us pray for a better year ahead than ...Daily Nation, 3 weeks ago
His election was a historic moment, he campaigned on a platform of hope, but did President Obama deliver? Leading authors have their say His election was a historic moment, he campaigned on a platform of hope, but did President Obama deliver? ...The Guardian, 1 month ago
From John Lanchester at the Prado to Ann Wroe at Dove Cottage, these accounts of favourite museums are a joy to read The 24 essays gathered here came about when distinguished writers were given what sounds like a most appealing brief: choose a ...The Guardian, 1 month ago
Leading authors pick international classics that should be on student's bookshelves, but are often neglected by universities The Wretched of the Earth by Frantz Fanon I teach it to my first years and return to the book through their degree. It is ...The Guardian, 1 month ago
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