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Imani Thompson, Lucy student, expresses her gratitude at being published in Varsity publication

Imani Thompson is a first-year English undergraduate at Lucy Cavendish College. Imani spent her two years following school backpacking; living and working in places as diverse as Hawaii, India, and Florence. In 2019 she won the Vogue Talent Contest with a piece on the climate crisis. Once she's completed her degree she plans to be a novelist with a backpack always close to hand. 

Two of Imani’s short stories have been selected to be published in the 28th edition of The Mays Anthology – an incredible achievement and a reflection of Imani’s hard work and commitment to her subject. Imani says: 

“I am excited to be published in The Mays, and grateful that they wished to include two of my short stories. The first, 'The Sun Our Impermanent Star' is a re-imagining of an event my mum witnessed on the London Underground. The second, 'Sisters Like Us', concerns race, gender and police brutality in America.” 

About The Mays Anthology

Since 1992, The Mays has published an annual selection of the best and most exciting new writing and artwork from current students at the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford. Based at the University of Cambridge, the anthology is still edited by students and published by Varsity Publications Ltd and has been the springboard for many successful artists and writers. It is widely recognised and respected as one of the most notable student-produced anthologies, reaching every major literary agent each year, and making an appearance in bookstores across the country.

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