Category Archives: Commentary


Name Calling: Coverture in a Feminist Age

When we married we were twenty-two and I wore a red dress printed with blue and yellow flowers. He wore red jeans and a sherwani, a thigh-length Indian tunic sewn with intricate embroidery. When we married we were twenty-two and there was a bouncy castle, the only … Read more »

Questions of Belonging: How to Love This Ancient Sunburnt Country?

The first of October 1991 is a date I will always remember, because it’s the day that life, as I’d known it, changed forever. This sounds as dramatic as only a teenager can imagine, but I was a 14 year old from the tropics and landed in … Read more »

Look Who’s Talking: A Birth Story

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you. Maya Angelou Waterslides had always been my greatest fear before I had a baby. When I was really little my dad had to bribe me with a packet of jellybeans to get me to go … Read more »

The Other Railwayman: A Diagram of Disaster

The pages of the report pertaining to Inquest No. 51/1003 – ‘Inquisition before Coroner sitting alone’ – are held together by a split-pin fastener that’s been in place so long its rust has pressed into the paper. There are sixteen foolscap sheets including a doctor’s report and … Read more »

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    At the March First Book Club, Erin Gough will discuss her Ampersand Project-winning debut YA novel, The Flywheel.

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