As Easter Term looms, we’re happy to announce our final Notes publication of the year – footnotes III, the third instalment of our annual micro-fiction issue.
In our final fortnightly issue of the academic year, in collaboration with Cambridge PEN, this week’s Notes hinges upon concepts of translation in all its variety.
When the Hulagu Khan’s army sacked Baghdad in 1258, survivors said the Tigris ran black for three days. Thousands of manuscripts of philosophy and literature, science and mathematics, amassed during the city’s age of translation were flung into the river, “translated back in diluted ink.”
This week’s issue of Notes explores the fragmentary experience of home – the associations and disassociations that come with the idea that we can belong to both places and people.
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