Young socialists demonstrate at a meeting held by Conservative MP for Smethwick Peter Griffiths in Birmingham in 1965. Photograph: Jobson/Mirrorpix/Getty Images

I wanted to write about where I now lived, England, but I had no pre-existing knowledge of the place, no map to guide me. Eventually I found the ans(...)

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Detail from Head of a Woman (1906) by Walter Sickert

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