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Issue Details: First known date: 2017... 2017 The Raptor
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'Saturday, market day. As usual, mum and dad ride their bikes wit us kids riding behind. Dad calls it single file. My little sister is always placed second from the back with my big brother tailing the pack. I'm somewhere in the the middle. Mum rides at the head of the family. Her bike is rust and her brakes squeal as though they hurt, and she can never keep in a straight line.' (Introduction)

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    y separately published work icon Island no. 148 2017 11579732 2017 periodical issue

    'I'm writing these words in the days after the ascension of a vainglorious braggart and swindler to the most powerful role on the planet, and evidently I'm not alone in feeling that the ground has given way beneath our feet. Those of us who came of age in the years after 1989 could be forgiven for feeling cheated. Hadn't the end of History come with the fall of the Berlin Wall, with Pax Americana the rock on which global peace and prosperity was to be founded? We grew up and accepted as eternal something that has turned out to be built on a fault line, and now the earthquake has come.' (Editorial Introduction)

    2017
    pg. 86-89
Last amended 14 Aug 2017 13:21:50
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