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Yii-Jen Deng

Little Giveaways

"Jazz was being played over the stereo like theme music, as if they were acting in a television drama where each character had some essential trait, some crucial role."

21st Century Midas

"‘Look, you have drunk £3.15. You fool, that’s £3.15 you’ve eaten.’ Clink, the cup on the saucer, the coins sliding down my throat."

And They Call It Puppy Love: Pets in Lockdown

I was the kind of child that hankered after a fluffy four-legged friend – the hopeful child that exasperated parents would try to fob...

Bringing together Oxford’s zines

In light of the current coronavirus situation, we at Cherwell are interested in bringing together student zines to publicise Oxford's writing community. Many students in...

Review: Diary of a Murderer and Other Stories by Kim Young-Ha

‘It’s been twenty-five years since I last murdered someone, or has it been twenty-six?’ A serial killer suffering from Alzheimer’s attempts to protect his daughter...

David Copperfield: strikingly modern?

We often speak of a ‘writer for our times’, the ‘voice of a generation’ – there is this need to define our age, to...

Is Britain Ready for the Coronavirus?

Since this article was written, it has emerged that the first British person has tragically died from the disease in Japan. Fears of the...

Review: The Importance of Being Earnest

Yii-Jen Deng reviews 'The Importance of Being Earnest' at Teddy Hall.