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Poetry

Spice Island Looking Back

By Richard Williams   And nothing much has really changed: before spinnakers both concrete and canvas, before outlet shopping centres all these restaurant chains with make-believe authenticity from China, India, Italy, Americas and everywhere in [… read more ]

Culture

Penning Pompey

Local novelist William Sutton reports on some exciting developments in Portsmouth’s small but perfectly formed literary scene. Portsmouth Writers’ Hub is about to appoint a new coordinator. (Hmm: doesn’t sound that sexy. Consider a rewrite? [… read more ]

History

Some Kind of Home

When travel writer and Southeast Europe scholar Tom Phillips had a chance meeting with a Bulgarian student in Portsmouth, he couldn’t have predicted all that would happen next… We sat on the grass and smoked [… read more ]

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Fiction

A Robust Executive Toolbox

Invirtual Memorandum From: Prof. —- , Dean-for-Impact of Global Appropriation and Annexation Strategizing To: Dr —- , E-Provost-in-Chief of Knowledge Commodification   Hey Dr —, Just back from the Planet Pedagogy E-Xpo in the enterprising metropolis [… read more ]

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About Us

Star & Crescent is an independent news website that believes in journalism to create social change. We aim to: Hold power to account Provide a platform on which to raise up missing and marginalised voices [… read more ]