Not Quite Right For Us

Not Quite Right For Us showcases innovative and diverse writers from under-represented communities, reflecting on experiences of outsiderness and their defiance against it. Celebrating ten years of the literature organisation Speaking Volumes, Not Quite Right For Us is a cri du coeur, a warning shot, an affirmation, an education in forty works. The anthology will resonate with readers who understand where it’s coming from, or who are allied to its purpose, or — hopefully — who are ready for some unexpected empathy. Available from all good bookshops, or order from www.flippedeye.net

https://speaking-volumes.org.uk

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Friends


Friends, the people we choose to let into our lives, can be a joy and give us the support we need … but they can also make us feel ‘not quite right’...


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Travel


The idea of travel brings with it the promise of exotic places filled with interesting people, and images of glittering beaches and crystal clear water, or adventure, relaxation, or even a family holiday. But that’s for those who are able to come and go as they please: one person’s exploration is another’s exploitation...


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   18m
 
 

TodayTomorrow


Looking back at history and relating it to today helps us all reach for tomorrow. Although things may have been ‘not quite right’ at one time or another (or even now) there is always hope — and there are always things we can do to come together to make real change. Today & Tomorrow collide as our three unflappable authors shake off the burdens of the present; examine and explore today’s unequal world with precision, instinct and guile; and re-imagine a different (better?) future...


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   23m
 
 

Love


Love touches us all at some point — from dependable familial bonds to the warm comfort of childhood pets, from the heady perfume of romance to the cherished appreciation of community, culture, country. The physical and emotional connections transcend barriers, cross generations and borders. And yet, love can sometimes be ‘not quite right’, taking where it should be giving, causing destruction — even as we still love...


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 2021-06-26  18m
 
 
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