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A Very Independently Serious Hongkong Kowloon Association Report

It is not in the best interests of Hongkong for the People’s Republic of China to exert influence over the livelihoods of the people of Hongkong. It is definitely not part of the make-up of the history and culture of Hongkong for there to be an exogenous force that interferes in the running of Hongkong…

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Fleeing China

It was the very recent death of his mother that emerged in him during this time, this fleeing from snow-swept China. Now in New Zealand, he felt his creative fingertips for the first time in months. He re-discovered the warmth of Marion’s hands and laugh again, the hearth which had always been there, the arms…

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The lens of roman noir: Ishiguro’s ‘When we were Orphans’

Kazuo Ishiguro is famed chiefly as winner of the Booker Prize for his novel, The Remains of the Day, the virtues of which are beyond dispute, but will not be discussed here. Instead I want to concentrate on his novel of 2000 (shortlisted for the MAN Booker Prize), When We Were Orphans – a masterpiece…

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