Republic Of Dogs/Republic Of Birds

Stephen Watts


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Prototype Publishing Ltd.
30 November 2020
ISBN: 9781913513078
96 pages

From the publisher

‘Future generations will wonder how it was possible for Republic Of Dogs/Republic Of Birds, one of the remarkable books of our age, to pass unnoticed like a prophet through our midst.’ – Sasha Dugdale

Republic Of Dogs/Republic Of Birds is an urgent, meditative text of urban and rural language and landscapes. Its non-linear narrative moves between London’s Isle of Dogs and the Western Isles of Scotland and is both a topographical journey through two landscapes and a highly personal meditation on the history and geographies of these locations. The writing itself is a form of activism, memorialising eroded cultures through their physical traces and the stories and voices of their inhabitants.

First published by Test Centre in 2016 and republished in 2020, it is a text for and of our dissonant times.