Lecturer’s essay featured in ‘Goodbye, Europe’ literature collection

Creative writing lecturer, Sunny Singh, has had a piece published in literature collection, Goodbye, Europe.

Date: 23 November 2017

Sunny Singh, who teaches Creative Writing and English Literature BA at London Met, has had a piece published in newly released, Goodbye, Europe; a collection of essays, anecdotes, poems, short stories and illustrations that explore our relationship with the continent.

The collection pulls together a range of responses to Britain’s exit from the EU and features pieces by some of the biggest writing names in the country, including Mark Kermode, Robert Macfarlane, Kate Mosse, Owen Jones and Simon Garfield.

Sunny’s essay looks at how literature provides a safe haven in times of political turbulence. Her piece draws inspiration from Jose Saramago’s novel, Blindness, where a village is suddenly seized by a mysterious ailment that renders everyone sightless, using this as a comparison to show how people are trying to make sense of Brexit and the UK.

Sunny wrote: "One year after the referendum, I find that I am not alone in using literature for comfort, for understanding. For sense."