TheDrouth

25th October 2019

‘James Kelman, the Public and Pubic Wigs: By Simon Kövesi

A typical definition of the concept ‘Artistic License’ would outline the notion that the artist may be perceived as having freedom to distort some aspect of their subject in order to bring attention to, criticise, or satirize it...
25th October 2019

James Kelman

James Kelman’s politics are difficult. They make difficulties for his readers. They make difficulties for authorities, producers, editors, publishers, and broadcasters. They make difficulties for the writer himself...
10th October 2019

‘Were just big bullies…’ Gregory Burke’s Black Watch By David Archibald

A typical definition of the concept ‘Artistic License’ would outline the notion that the artist may be perceived as having freedom to distort some aspect of their subject in order to bring attention to, criticise, or satirize it...
1st October 2019

Rupali Patil

Rupali Patil is a member of Clark House Initiative, Bombay. She re-arranges visuals that critique political oversight and corruption...
16th November 2016

Kamala Khan, the Pakistani-American – a new direction for the typical main-stream American superhero?

In a timely piece, Nyla Ahmed writes in praise of Ms Marvel, the first major Muslim-American superhero. From The Drouth issue 56:
16th November 2015

TERRITORY AND TEMPTATION by Goenawan Mohamad

From – Issue 53 – Territory I come from an expansive archipelago in South East Asia, where the notion of territory is traditionally elusive. A historian once wrote that before […]
12th September 2015

The anti-Imperialist’s Guide to Inaction in Syria By Muhammad Idrees Ahmad

The Arab revolutions that started in the winter of 2010 have wreaked havoc with political certainties. At the “Festival of Dangerous Ideas” last year, the British-Pakistani intellectual Tariq Ali lamented […]
16th January 2015

The Road to Iraq: The Making of a Neoconservative War – Book Review

Reviewed by Danny Postel I was reluctant to review this book. With all the dramatic events in the Middle East today—the ISIS crisis, the siege of Kobanê, the deepening nightmare […]
8th December 2014

Keep Your Eye on Paisley – Catriona Macdonald reflects on Paisley, the Labour Party, ​and its inevitable post-Ref reckoning.

From Issue 50, Winter 2014/15. On 5 September, sitting in Greyfriar’s Kirkyard in Edinburgh, I exercised my right to vote, resting my ballot paper on my knee, as I sat […]