After You Die

I’ve done it again…. I’ve started reading a crime series several books in because I spotted the book on social media and decided that I HAD to read it. This time it’s Eva Dolan’s Zigic and Ferreira series, based in the Peterborough police’s Hate Crimes unit…

And Still I Rise

I didn’t realise when I started to read Doreen Lawrence’s autobiography a couple of weeks ago that the trial of two men accused of her son’s murder would be starting this month, making the events described in And Still I Rise seem very recent and frighteningly relevant once again….

The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas

Holocaust Memorial Day is coming up in just a couple of months and across the country schools, libraries and community groups are already planning how to commemorate this important day. I know that in a lot of places John Boyne’s novel The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas will be used….

Skinning (Šišanje)

This entry is part 6 of 30 in the series Raindance 2011

Last year at Raindance the short Balkan film strand drew both praise and criticism, particularly for the inclusion of A Serbian Film which horrified many viewers with its graphic scenes and distasteful plot. The controversy hasn’t put the Festival off the promotion of Balkan cinema…