Arts & Culture

FATIMA BHUTTO: “YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND HOW MUCH PAIN SOMEONE MUST BE IN TO GO TO WAR AGAINST THE WORLD”

How far would you run to escape your life?’. So asks the back cover of ‘The Runaways’, the second novel by Fatima Bhutto. In answer to the same question, posed in a 2018 interview with the South China Morning Post, the writer mused “I don’t think you ever really get to run away.

Publishing must decolonise

Layla Mohamed, Editorial Assistant at Cassava Republic Press, explains why steps towards diversifying publishing fail to address the systemic problems in an industry that has always centred whiteness.