“Visible Rage and the Invisible Race” – Finalist in Bergen International Literary Festival Essay Contest
Our generation is sensitive about power and the power of power — we cry out for justice both on the street and on social media. But with the public sphere itself acting as a stage for the discourse of power — for it is a place for visibility, and visibility enables the assertion of power with a virtuous look — visible rage becomes the virtue today. Yet rage can easily turn even the one who recognises the injustice surrounding him into an agent who misuses power. How then can we keep the invisible race for change running?
Envisioning the Invisible – Runner-up entry of “Visions of a World After Covid-19” contest by OpenDemocracy and UCL
Extremely thoughtful piece of writing that encourages the reader to think about the implications of COVID in a multi-layered world. Effective use of alliteration. Identifies seeds of hope.”Angela Little, Professor Emerita, UCL Institute of Education
“Very well written, compelling with vivid imagery skilfully evoked by metaphor, though not overloaded, and doesn’t feel pretentious; good balance between dark, dystopian vision & the seeds of hope.”Baroness Young of Hornsey
Powerfully written, mature take on our responsibilities as a collective, to act as a collective. I appreciate the honest reflection of where we are now and the spaces for our hypocrisy, the realistic but still optimistic outlook of the future, and the call to action.”Lia Bote, Project Coordinator, London COVID-19 Care Central