Victor kept Madeleine in a small brown purse that had belonged to his grandmother. It had pictures of different sized hard-boiled eggs all over it. His grandmother said she had bartered with a man in Mozambique for it. What had she given the man? Victor had asked. ‘Lipstick’ she had replied. He hadn’t thought to ask her how she came to be in Mozambique.
Chris Connolly, author of the prize-winning story in the People's College competition has entered "These are the Things" for a competition in the United States. One of the rules is that it shouldn't currently be available on line throughout the competition
The winning story can be read in our 2015 newsletter.
Set up in 1948, to provide workers' education, we continue to provide general adult education - languages, social & political studies, literature, art appreciation and cultural activities as well as personal development, basic education and communication skills - for trade unionists, their families and the general public.
The People’s College is part of the European Workers’ Education movement which emphasises education for democracy. This involves creating a space where workers can study, reflect on and react to their continually changing society as well as develop their intellectual, social and creative potential.
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