Following the successful format of Phil s previous best seller, Downfall, Minority Reporter blends pertinent articles and fresh observations on the controversial topic of anti-Irish racism in parts of Scotland. Mac Giolla Bhain contends that if comments made about the Irish were made about other cultures they d be more readily accepted as racist. The legacy of anti-Irish racism is acknowledged in this book which explores its roots, causes and effects. Mac Giolla Bhain discusses The Famine Song, deemed by Scottish courts to be racist yet it remains to be condemned by many in the media.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Mac Giolla Bháin is an author, playwright, blogger and journalist. Formerly a member of the Irish Executive Council and Irish representative on the NUJ's New Media Industrial Council, Mac Giolla Bháin is currently an author, playwright, blogger and journalist. He is an active member of the National Union of Journalists and the Irish Writers Union.
Phil has contributed to publications as diverse as An Phoblacht, The Guardian, The Irish Independent, Magill magazine and The Irish Post. He has also built up a considerable online readership through his blog – www.philmacgiollabhain.ie. His use of the online platform to break stories has brought him acclaim from media commentators and colleagues.
Phil has 45,000 dedicated followers on Twitter @Pmacgiollabhain
Native Shore is especially topical subject matter for anyone following the Scottish Independence movement and the approaching referendum
Praise for Phil Mac Giolla Bháin's previous work
“A tale of our times, brilliantly told.” Alex Thomson, Channel 4 News, on Downfall
"Mac Giolla Bháin should have been a certainty to be journalist of the year for his work.”
Kevin McKenna, Scottish Review of Books
Category: Minority/Current Affairs/Scottish
Format: B Paperback 198 x 130 mm