Fang Fang’s Wuhan Diary was written in measured language in a voice choked by censorship as if she were conversing with a noose around her neck. Yet the Diary offers more than a record of human experience under quarantine.
For its many fans all over the world, “Dark” is a marvelous distraction from the unsettling era many of us are living in, an era of global pandemics, burning cities, political anarchy, widespread media censorship, election meddling by tech elites, and more.
As Dickens biographer, A.N. Wilson says: ‘we are all a mixture of good and bad, and in the case of great geniuses, the extremes of vice and virtue are often glaring.’
Despite assurances from the Government that there would be “no change” to abortion regulations and that in-person consultations remain “an essential safeguard” for women, the Government brought in a policy allowing ‘DIY’ home abortions shortly after lockdown began.