Manju was usually the first to arrive at school each morning, but today was different. Normally she would leave home at 8.30 am. along with her elder brother Bibin, but whilst he generally dawdled and fooled around with other students as they met them along the road, Manju would hurry ahead, keen to be early at the school gates. Today however, Manju was in no hurry to arrive. … [Read more...]
Richard Rose is a writer, researcher and children's rights activist based at the University of Northampton UK. For the past eighteeen years he has been working regularly in India on projects which aim to support teachers in enabling children who have been marginalised or excluded to obtain an education. His academic work has been published in journals and books in many parts of the world. His play "Letters to Lucia" written with James Vollmar which celebrates the life of James Joyce's daughter Lucia Ann Joyce received its first performance by Triskellion Irish Theatre Company in 2018.