Category Archives: Working Class Voices

Lowborn by Kerry Hudson at Sheffield’s Off the Shelf Festival.

I was lucky enough to hear Kerry Hudson speak at Sheffield’s Off the Shelf Festival in October. She was talking about her book Lowborn, an account of growing up in poverty in today’s Britain. The book had been recommended by … Continue reading

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Marzahn mon Amour- Chiropodist Tales by Katja Oskamp.

The district of Marzahn, in north east Berlin, is known primarily for its vast Plattenbausiedlung- prefabricated public housing complex- built in 1977 under the DDR- German Democratic Republic. Its towers and walkways, green spaces and wind tunnels, form the backdrop … Continue reading

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