Trinh T. Minh-ha’s 1989 documentary Surname Viet, Given Name Nam.

Francesca Recchia Video: An empire built on playing house: how imagination can change your situation  The Dangers of Forcing Gender Equality in Afghanistan  The Erasure of Islam from the Poetry of Rumi  Britain’s colonial crimes deserve a lasting memorial. Here’s why Welcome to the graveyard of rare books, also knownRead More →

Asim Rafiqui “Why Great Art Is Always A Political One” This is a stunning documentary by Anjali Monteiro and K. P. Jayasankar– very unique in its structure and arrangement, that features Narayan Surve and the artist Sudhir Patwardhan. It places them squarely in the period of working-class struggles and concerns,Read More →

Asim Rafiqui “How To Decolonise Your School” “Neocolonialism Is Enabled By Debt” “Institutional Amnesia As Journalism” “The Frankfurt School Done In A Non-Frankfurt School Way” “Where The Monsters Live” “The Habits Of The White Man Burden As A Signifier Of Our Sophistication” “Academic Creativity And Silencing Of Narratives” “Our ManRead More →

Francesca Recchia Andrew Whitehead, Why Kashmir is still ensnared in conflict after 70 years  There can be no solution under the shadow of the gun: Interview with Dineshwar Sharma  Sarnath Banerjee, The Barn Owl’s Wondrous Capers. Penguin Books, 2007. How a selfie cracked Da’ish in K-P Suchitra Vijayan Two NewRead More →

Francesca Recchia The Lost Children of Tuam The Man Who Thought He Could Fix Afghanistan  Kashmir’s Torture Trail Where Should Hazaras Go?  Asim Rafiqui “Marikana’s Open Wound Or South Africa’s Continuing Tryst With Apartheid” “What Options Do We Leave Them? Or, Of Course You Don’t Like It When A WomanRead More →

Francesca Recchia Giorgio Agamben: On the metropolis Arundhati Roy, My Seditious Heart. An unfinished diary of nowadays Gillian Darley, Intimate spaces  Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Space, Beacon Press, 1994 (1958). Asim Rafiqui “There Is Wealth In Them Holy Words” “The Revolution That Never Came.” “Killing Water.”  “What We Want Is OnlyRead More →

Published on 9/10/2017 | Issue No: 5 Francesca Recchia Ernesto Che Guevara, Guerrilla Warfare, BNP publishing, 2007. Mohsin Hamid, Discontent and its Civilizations: Dispatches from Lahore, New York and London.  Rifat Fareed, “The sadness of Occupation”, Al Jazeera, 1 October 2017 Asim Rafiqui The New European Disorder Or How The New World OrderRead More →

Published on 1/10/2017 | Issue No: 4 Francesca Recchia Massimo Recalcati, L’Ora di Lezione. Per un’erotica dell’ingegnamento. Torino: Einaudi, 2014. Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed, London: Penguin, 1996. Asim Rafiqui “Unveiling Muslim Men” “Bring back the White coloniser Or White men salve their impotency with lurid fantasies.” “Save the planet, but killRead More →

Manus, 4 Years by Mahmoud Salameh

Manus, 4 Years by Mahmoud Salameh Published on 26/9/2017 | Issue No: 3 Suchitra Vijayan The Bitch Manifesto by Jo Freeman Introduction: law containing violence: critical ethnographies of occupation and resistance by Haley Duschinski & Mona Bhan Critique of Historical Theory, Emerita Quito Language as an Ethic, Vijay Nambeesan But ThenRead More →

In addition to our weekly reading list, we asked journalist and reporter M. Rajshekar who reports on rural India and environment for to send us a list of books that every reporter must read. The list was born out of a conversation about Ludo De Witte’s The Assassination ofRead More →

Published on 16/9/2017 | Issue No: 2 Francesca Recchia Rasheed Araeen, Art Beyond Art, Ecoaesthetics: A Manifesto for the 21st Century.Third Text Publications, London: 2010  Shami Chakrabarti, On Liberty. Penguin, London: 2015 Kamila Shmasie, Home Fire. Bloomsbury Publishing, London: 2017 Asim Rafiqui “In the case that bodies, the poverty, the repression, theRead More →

Published on 11/9/2017 | Issue No: 1 Asim Rafiqui “Weaponising nostalgia Or Why the miniskirt isn’t an act of freedom.” “How to appropriate culture correctly Or How to tell the difference between exploitation and creative expression.” “The Israeli occupation now available as consumer choice.” “When free speech does not matterRead More →