"The Nineteenth century saw a great Springtime of Nations as the revolutions of 1848 saw new countries created the length and breadth of Europe. In our world today we are now seeing our own Spring Awakening with people and cultures that have long been dormant and subdued asserting their right to exist, their right to dream." Adam Price MP
Monday, 23 May 2011
How a Welshman May Become a Cymro
published: Gwasg Carreg Gwalch 03.03.2011
Siôn Jobbins sometimes walks a tightrope between being thought-provoking and provocative. He writes of the Treachery of the Blue Books report in the 19th century and its continuing effect; the invention of St Dwynwen's Day; Welsh-language pirate radio in the 1960s; language protests; the changing Welshness of Cardiff and Swansea and the idea of a new Welsh royal family.
Mae Siôn Jobbins weithiau'n troedio'r ffin denau rhwng pryfocio a chythruddo. Yn y gyfrol hon mae'n sôn am 'Frad y Llyfrau Gleision' a'r effaith barhaus a gafodd yr adroddiad; dyfeisio Dydd Santes Dwynwen; radio answyddogol Cymraeg y 1960au; yr angen am brotestiadau iaith; Cymreictod cyfnewidiol Caerdydd ac Abertawe, a'r posibilrwydd o gael teulu brenhinol Cymreig