Sunday , 18 August 2019

Tag Archives: Jackie Kay

Belief Matters … Or Not? The Limits to Free Speech?

Pastor Angus Buchan

Free speech is an essential ingredient of any democratic society. For freedom of expression to mean anything, it must include the right to offend others. You have the right to attack my religious beliefs, political beliefs, lifestyle, sexuality and so on. You even have the right to use intemperate language, should you so wish. I have the same right to ...

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Jackie Kay appointed new Scots Makar

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  Jackie Kay has been appointed the new Makar (Scotland’s national poet) to replace the previous incumbent Liz Lochhead. The word Makar originally referred to the royal or court bard, and was at its height in the 15th and early 16th centuries. Among the poets who held the post at that time were William Dunbar, David Lyndsay and Alexander Scott. ...

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The literary life of Jackie Kay

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  Jackie Kay is one of Scotland’s most accomplished writers, equally at home with drama, poetry, fiction, memoir and children’s writing. She is also a broadcaster, columnist and librettist. She is of mixed race (a Highland mother and Nigerian father) and was adopted by a Marxist Glaswegian couple. She is both a mother and a lesbian. Her writing features English, ...

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Getting the word Out There – new anthology released

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A new anthology of Scottish LGBTI writing, Out There will be launched in Glasgow this Sunday with a special event at Pride House. Its editor, Zoë Strachan, will introduce readings from contributing authors Jackie Kay, Louise Welsh, Kirsty Logan, Allan Radcliffe and Ryan Vance. Winner of a Herald Angel award for her opera, The Lady from the Sea, Strachan is also ...

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