Margaret Kelleher, Chair of Anglo-Irish Literature and Drama at University College, Dublin addresses the challenge of how we choose to remember an event that has been called everything from an unfortunate tragedy to mass murder.
When it was first published in 1836, The Awful Disclosures of Maria Monk caused a literary and religious storm in Montreal, and abroad. Why? Because the book was purported to be a real account of a young woman’s trials as an ‘inmate’ of Montreal’s Hôtel Dieu nunnery.
If I could summarise my perception of Yvonne’s life in a couple of words I would say “Absolute Contentment”.
Yvonne was born in the Diamond Mecca town of Kimberley in South Africa, and grew up in the suburbs of Johannesburg with her parents Archibald and Susan Ann, and 3 elder brothers Ronnie, Dave and Alby.
This vegan pumpkin bread is easy to make and doesn’t require any fancy or expensive ingredients. It’s perfect served with tea or coffee and nobody will know it’s vegan, unless you tell them! For a savory version of this pumpkin bread simply omit the sugar and raisins. This bread would be a fantastic accompaniment with a seasonal soup or stew. Enjoy!
Does Finnegans Wake have ASMR qualities? The term “auto sensory meridian response” was coined by Jennifer Allen, a cybersecurity specialist, in a Facebook group she founded in 2010. And since the phenomenon has exploded on the internet, especially on YouTube and Facebook, you are probably already familiar with it.
Colum McCann is an Irish writer of literary fiction. His tales are easy to read, poetic even. Let the Great World Spin (2012) brought him international recognition and he has used his fame to create social change through storytelling. Here are ten more reasons why I recommend him.