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The DD Reading List: Generation

Every month on DD we assemble a list of recommended reads, all relating to our monthly theme in one way or another. This month it’s GENERATION… Continue reading The DD Reading List: Generation

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Our Fathers, Where Are They?

In Kate Holford’s creative non-fiction, two people in a bookshop talk books and cultural idols… Continue reading Our Fathers, Where Are They?

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Red Hot Chili Panties

Through the magic portal of YouTube, Lucy Cuthew was recently able to rediscover her teenage love: Red Hot Chili Peppers. Now, in 2016, she realises her teen self was missing out.… Continue reading Red Hot Chili Panties

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The Age of Poetry

Linh Nguyen lyrically looks back at her childhood, “the age of poetry”.… Continue reading The Age of Poetry

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Changing Childhoods

As part of a generation that has grown up alongside the internet, Yen-Rong Wong is perfectly positioned to ask where is all this change leading? And what will the next generation make of it?… Continue reading Changing Childhoods



A poem by Bridie Wilkinson, for the friendships that shape and guide us through our growth … Continue reading Gals


The Next Half Generation

Childhood friends, different paths and the opening of a time capsule in Angharad Sillitoe’s short story… Continue reading The Next Half Generation


The Pineapple

Montie Hanna summons the interplay between youth and experience against the backdrop of a sticky sweet summer, in her poem based around a particular fruit. … Continue reading The Pineapple


The Fate of the Special Snowflake

Each of us grows up thinking that we are special and have great capability. But is that a generational vanity, or a responsibility? Melissa Mesku discusses… Continue reading The Fate of the Special Snowflake



Spice Girls. 90s pop. The show where they gunge people for fun. Culture shapes a generation – but should it separate and define it? Emma Jennings thinks not.… Continue reading Zig-a-zig-ahhh

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Out of Eden

Burgeoning temptation plays out in the landscape of a red-dirt Eden in Lauren Harwyn’s short story. … Continue reading Out of Eden


How I Feel These Days

Our generation’s changing definitions, explored in Nicole Davis’s poignant poem… Continue reading How I Feel These Days

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The Way We’ll Remember

As a generation that has assiduously photographed every moment of our life, Molly Alessandra Cooper asks how our ability to reminisce and remember will be affected in years to come. … Continue reading The Way We’ll Remember


Inept Grownupditude

Emma Figg hilariously addresses our current generational plight, and what we can do to fight it.… Continue reading Inept Grownupditude

August’s theme is GENERATION. July was NERVE. See all our writers’ past work in our ARCHIVE.