If The River is Hidden. Cherry Smyth ( paperback, Nov 22)


If the River is Hidden charts the journey of two writers from the source to the mouth of the Bann, Northern Ireland's longest river. Through a dialogue of prose and poetry the history, landscape and divisions that have come to define the North are explored and challenged. With backgrounds from each side of the sectarian divide, theirs is a journey of uncovering a sense of place and of searching for meaning; a reshaping of the authors' own memories, experiences and expectations.

For like the river, it is not just what is visible, but what is hidden, that comes to define us.

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