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    Meha Razdan

    Literary Blackface

    When the largest book retailer in the United States, Barnes & Noble, launched their so-called Diverse Editions initiative in honour of Black History Month,...

    Review: The Personal History of David Copperfield

    With his take on The Personal History of David Copperfield, Armando Iannucci seems to relish the opportunity to draw out the inherent absurdism and...

    Reality check: the power of relatable crises

    "Conflicts in literature don’t work when they fail to resonate". Regardless of genre, books are most impactful when their crises are rooted in everyday human experience.

    Pablo Neruda’s subtle patterns show us how to feel

    The brilliant simplicity of the Chilean poet is his greatest strength

    Changing the course of history

    Our reimagination of classic works reflects our new priorities

    The art of painting like a child

    The idea of enjoying something linked to childhood is apparently shameful

    Childhood’s Clarity in ‘The Ocean at the End of the Lane’

    The Ocean at the End of the Lane opens with an epigraph from Maurice Sendak, “I remember my own childhood vividly… I knew terrible things. But I knew I mustn’t let adults know I knew. It would scare them.”

    Judge representative films on merit not just diversity

    The films of women and POC must be judged meritocratically and not just for their representation

    Self-publishing can counter literary elitism

    Self-publishing is not a new phenomenon in the literary world; authors ranging from Marcel Proust to Beatrix Potter self-published books that are now integral...

    Let’s talk about: Imposter Syndrome

    Meha Razdan faces the feeling that you don’t belong

    A Letter To: Singles on Valentine’s Day

    Meha Razdan gives you her words of wisdom

    Oxford’s obsession with public ‘wokeness’

    Mera Razdan reveals the dangers of performative activism

    Lets talk about: cultural appropriation

    Cultures are not merely fashionable accessories

    An open letter to Santa

    Ditch the coal, carrots and chimney-creeping Mr Claus – this year you're on the naughty list