Social Issues

Portsmouth the Global City

There’s a popular perception of Portsmouth as a monocultural, jingoistic and reactionary city. Taking a very different angle, University of Portsmouth lecturer and foreign affairs commentator Tom Sykes discusses Portsmouth’s role as a global city [… read more ]


In Memoriam: André the Shaman

While Portsmouth-based author Tom Sykes was in Ivory Coast researching a Bradt guidebook, he and his photographer Alexander Sebley met  up with a fêticheur, a traditional African shaman. Alexander and I are led by our translator into a courtyard in Abidjan, Ivory [… read more ]