Exit Through the Sinkhole


Emily Trahair

I was in the National Library of Wales’s gift shop a while ago, looking for a present for a homesick Welsh woman, when another kind of nausea overtook me. I was surrounded by relics from Wales’s radical history: guitar picks, coasters, bucket hats, badges, bags-for-life emblazoned with slogans such as ‘Cofiwch Dryweryn’, ‘Yma o Hyd’, and imagery from the 1923 Peace Petition. These are all struggles I subscribe to. Indeed if I’d been in a different frame of mind I would have happily purchased something from the range.

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Emily Trahair is Editor of Planet.