|Sheila Stewart and Aidan Moffat (pic Neale Smith)|
In the review of the Book Festival discussion of the Palestinian struggle (*****), two phrases I used to describe the books of the two authors have been 'Capped up' as though they were the books' titles. For accuracy's sake the two books discussed were Ben Ehrenreich's The Way to the Spring: Life and Death in Palestine, and Yasir Suleiman's Being Palestinian.
The other shows reviewed here are Flit! (*****), Martin Green's multi-musician piece on migration themes; Leftover (***) a piece on refugees by Acting Coach Scotland; Before the Hudson and the Liffey (****) a piece on James Connolly's life in Edinburgh and Leith; and Cafe Palestine, (****) excerpts from a piece by young people from the Palestinian refugee camp at Aida, near Bethlehem.
One of the Morning Star's greatest contributions to the life of Britain is it's cultural coverage (says he as a regular contributor!). I would advise buying it regularly, for that alone - although there are many other good reasons!!