Ossian is a literature and arts magazine ‘concerned with the contemporary sentiment.’ It brings together fiction, essays, journalism and graphic arts with the aim of bridging the gaps in a diverse cultural scene. It seeks to show that everything is part of the bigger picture – no matter how incoherent that picture appears to be.

In Ossian, The First, journalist Billy Briggs provides us with a dispatch from Pakistan on the country’s militant madrasas; Christopher Silver questions the benefits of so-called cultural capital in Dundee; Niyoshi Shah explores what universal design means for leprosy patients in India; Camilla Brown readjusts to life in the Pacific Northwest; Iva Yos sends letters from the future; David McAllister takes us on a wild goose chase in a corporate desert; Brett Walsh ruminates at home the boundary between the real and created; and Rachel Sale takes inspiration from Jo Freeman through the veil of talking perfume bottles.

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