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Issy Manley

The Shape of a Story

... or so I've been told

Many of the stories we consume and tell follow a predictable narrative structure, but – in the midst of the climate crisis – we live in an increasingly precarious and volatile world. In this comic, Issy Manley looks to essays by the novelist Amitav Ghosh and children’s stories by the cartoonist Tove Jansson to reflect on the role of climate disaster in literature. Could a different kind of storytelling make us more willing to confront the urgent problems of our time?

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