Kalyan Nadiminti and  Mohamedou Ould Slahi, author of Guantánamo Diary in conversation with Suchitra Vijayan. Mohamedou Ould Slahi’s political memoir Guantanamo Diary (2015) raises urgent questions about the biopolitics of dissent in post-9/11 America. Long withheld from the public as a form of “presumptive classification,” the memoir presents an unwitting literaryRead More →

Published on 15/10/2017 | Issue No: 6 Suchitra Vijayan Hannah Arendt “Zur Person” Full Interview (with English subtitles)   We are Heirs of the World’s Revolutions: Speeches from the Burkina Faso Revolution, 1983-87 by Thomas Sankara Ahmed Suk Suk by David L. Lukudu The Useful Idiots – A Documentary Asim Rafiqui “Ah, ThoseRead 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 →

  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,Read More →

For people who inhabit bodies which are black, brown, queer, femme, fat, transgender, and/or disabled, it is not enough that they are made vulnerable to external violence by police, prejudice and capitalism in Trumpist America; rather, they are also made vulnerable by the internal, affective violence of body shame. Only certain white male bodiesRead More →

By Asim Rafiqui More from this work here:  LAW AND DISORDER: THE PEOPLE’S EXPERIENCE OF THE LAW IN PAKISTAN    We are commemorating 9/11 this week, but by remembering the ‘other’ victims of that event that few chose to remember. These are the brown bodies that rarely make it intoRead 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 →

Maaza Mengiste in conversation with Suchitra Vijayan Maaza Mengiste is a novelist and essayist. Her debut novel, Beneath the Lion’s Gaze, was selected by the Guardian as one of the 10 best contemporary African books and named one of the best books of 2010 by Christian Science Monitor, Boston Globe and other publications. Maaza‘s fiction and nonfiction examines theRead More →