World History

Eulogy for Nigger

First published in 2007, reworked in 2008 and again in 2014, the essay has always carried the provocative title above – given by its writer David Bradley – though it has seldom been used verbatim. However, says the author, by such apparent reluctance to offend, people collude in the very wrongs he wants to right: the glossing-over of prejudice, and the denial of a distinct American ‘Nigger’ experience. This week, Notting Hill Editions awarded the eulogy its biennial £20,000 Essay Prize and published it in a new anthology. In acknowledgment and appreciation, we republish it here

Dresden bombing 70 years on: A survivor recalls the horror he

British rifleman Victor Gregg was being held as a PoW by the Germans in Dresden when the Allies bombed the city in 1945. He witnessed unimaginable carnage that brought him decades of mental turmoil. This is his eyewitness account of the firestorm he left behind