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ASYLUM: Crossing the Pyrenees, 4/4

This is the final part of Marie-Rose Ourabah’s story of asylum. Here she reflects on the impact of her experiences as a refugee during...

ASYLUM: Crossing the Pyrenees, 3/4

This is the story of how Marie-Rose Ourabah, daughter of François and Hélène Tosquelles, escaped Spain after her father was sentenced to...

ASYLUM: Crossing the Pyrenees, 2/4

In my correspondence with Marie-Rose Ourabah, daughter of François and Hélène Tosquelles, I asked her to tell me the story of how her...

ASYLUM: Crossing the Pyrenees, 1/4

During the research for my essay, Asylum, I corresponded with Marie-Rose Ourabah, daughter of François and Hélène Tosquelles, central...

ON FREEDOM - Paul Éluard's poem

In 1936, the poet Paul Éluard helped to organise an exhibition of work by surrealists from across Europe. In June of that year, when the...

ELENITA TOSQUELLES

During my research for the Asylum essay, I’ve been corresponding with Marie-Rose Ourabah, author and daughter of Francois Tosquelles. I...

YOUR HUSBAND IS GONE... BUT STILL HERE

The following is an episode I wrote for my memoir, Tell Me the Planets, that wasn't included in the final version of the book. It tells...

SKETCHBOOK PAGES, WINTER 2019

In the winter of 2019 I attended Emily Haworth-Booth's Drawing the Graphic Novel course at the Royal Drawing School in London. Here are...