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New Life for Cymraeg as ‘Modernity’ Dies

Drawing on everything from ancient myth and family history to forest schools and AI, Emlyn Phillips proposes a bold vision for how the Welsh language could flourish in a world where climate chaos takes hold, and Western power is transferred to the Global South.

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A Janus-Faced Nation: Penrhyncoch

Taking inspiration from the double-headed Romano-Celtic god Janus, this new series reflects on the past, present and future of a particular place in Wales. In this issue, as a warning from what’s to come, Niall Griffiths takes us to a secret location and a disturbing conclusion.

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Congratulations to the winner of our New Writers’ Competition. Diffwys Criafol details the psychic damage from her experience of being evicted with a young child, the troubling class politics of the housing crisis in Wales, and how tenants’ unions need to be the seed for a wider ecosystem of mutual aid.

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Black Lives Still Matter

As Black Lives Matter falls away from the media agenda, Beti Thomas draws on her own experience and interviews with activists to assess the success of the movement, and how participants negotiate cultural hybridity, Welsh Government policy and contestations over protest methods.

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