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Review of the Gurugu Pledge by Juan Tomas Avila Laurel, translated by Jethro Soutar This novel is set on the migrant camp on Mount Gurugu in northern Morocco overlooking the Spanish enclave Melilla. There are various characters in it and the novel revolves about their life before they came to the camp and also life in the camp. Stories told include the superstitious one about a young girl who transforms in the blink of an eye to an elderly lady or the story of the former strongman of idi amin who turns up in a person's home town with his plundered millions or those of
Austin North is an English teacher, determined to make poetry relevant to his pupils. He is under no illusions that he could have been a poet himself – he knows he could have had the same experiences as the great WWI poets and written nothing more profound than a postcard home. But he still loves his subject and wants to share that love with the kids. Blackberries is a strange story about cultural values and expectations. Austin is well used to resisting improper relationships; he is happy at home and seems to be competent at work. Yet there’s something missing. Maybe it’s not composing poetr