‘I used to live here. I used to work in that care home. The way they lay, the comfort they took in instinctive behaviours when they could do little else. They died a long time ago. Their families will remember them, but they probably don't imagine that I do too... Sometimes with dazzling clarity, I see that 100 years isn't so much. It's all connected. And things that feel ancient become sisters or aunties.’
– from ‘Part 1’ and 'Part 2', It Disappears In Blue and Red and Gold
Helen Nisbet makes a return to family history and memories of Shetland and the displaced reverberations in her contemporary life.
Dialecty, conceived by Maria Fusco with The Common Guild, considers the uses of vernacular forms of speech and writing, exploring how dialect words, grammar and syntax challenge and improve traditional orthodoxies of critical writing.
It Disappears In Blue and Red and Gold by Helen Nisbet
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