1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows. A Memoir of Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei kicks off this memoir 1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows (Trans. Allan H. Barr)  with one of his father’s poems ‘Yarkhoto’ with its overtones of Shelley’s Ozymandias: It’s almost as if a caravan is wending its way through town A clamour of voices mingling with the tinkle of camel bells The markets bustling […]