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November 26, 2016

The first time we met we had a disagreement. I don’t recall exactly what we argued about. He had been invited by my university, London Met (then University of North London, where I was a student at that time) to be a writer in residence. He attended one of our classes...

August 9, 2016

 Photo Kai Rutlin

The title is a rephrasing of what Toni Morrison said about writing the book you want to read. I didn’t set out to do both – write books I wanted to read and publish them. After I’d made up my mind to self-publish, swallowing the sensation of ego trippi...

The following is the introduction by John Gabriel at the launch on June 25th of Clem Seecharan's new book, Finding Myself (published by Peepal Tree Press). I asked that he contributed it to this blog though it was not intended for publishing. (Michelle Asantewa)



July 3, 2015

When I left high school,  I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. I had not been inspired by many of the teachers during my primary and secondary school years (one can only appreciate that that was an unconscious expectation with the passage of time). College f...

May 7, 2015


Way wive wordz was proud to organise the Creative Writing Competition for the Colliers Wood Arts Festival 2015. There were two categories, Short Story and Poetry. Each had sub categories for Adults and Young People. Some very excellent entries made the competitions di...

March 19, 2015


I had been hearing voices – rather I felt something compelling me to commit suicide. The lake running through the university became alluring. I would also bang my head against the walls (breeze blocks we used to call them) in my hall whilst trying to perform basic tas...

December 2, 2014

“If there’s a book you want to read that hasn’t been written yet then you must write it.” Toni Morrison


The Journey


The fantasy of being a 'discovered' writer by one of the mega publishing houses was long over. But it took a while to get over the seductive dre...

November 13, 2014



Enoch Powell had (before I was born) consigned me to a destiny of creating terror and violence; prophesising my vile, bloody impact on the imperceptible tranquillity that was English society. But I didn’t know that I was this vile, this evil creature he h...

October 21, 2014

Continued from last week.


...And introspection, if pursued might provide answers about how and why ‘he turned out like that?’ And more importantly did he do it all by himself?



Clearly these questions should be posed to the society in which our children are born. But t...

October 8, 2014



For all those cygnets struggling to become swans
and Tracey Ford, rather than a cygnet’s or swan’s, 
your son will ever have angel wings

At what age can we speak realistically or even euphemistically about the ‘good old days’? We over 30s and 40s have decades behind...

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