Page extent: 74
ISBN: 9781783190201
Binding: PaperBack

Some Other Mother

AJ Taudevin


'...Like the albatross, we need a safe place we can be. But somewhere we're together, my Mama and my me...'

High up in a Glasgow tower block, ten-year-old Star and her mother await the outcome of their claim for asylum. As Mama’s mind fragments under the pressure of their unknown future, Star constructs a poetic and fantastical world of her own. Some Other Mother is a story of loss and survival, which explores the traumatising impact of the asylum system, regardless of the outcome.

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ISBN13 9781783190201
Binding PaperBack
Page Extent 74



‘The emotional impact is shattering and beautifully conveyed.’ Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman

‘Playwright A J Taudevin has created a politically engaged play with sparks of comedy in its fantasy backdrop.’  Exeunt Magazine

Some Other Mother stands out... in Taudevin's interest in the psychological wounds inflicted by the immigration system’ Guardian

no tub-thumping piece of agit-prop. Rather, the piece could be said to embody that evergreen feminist rallying cry, “the personal is political’’’ Times