Issue no. 1
November 2020 - February 2021
Adelaide Di Nunzio/New Cairo
STRUGGLES is our first collection of stories.
1 story every 3 weeks from mid-November until the beginning of February
Life is a struggle. In this issue, we explore individual and collective struggles and the pursuit of something different, better or, in some cases, real. Ana Gutiérriez recounts the story of Denise and her journey through sex work in London, and the dilemmas of lying and caring. Letizia Bonanno illustrates the struggles of carrying out fieldwork in austerity Athens. Marco Di Nunzio narrates the life of Anna and her struggle to deal with exclusion, injustice and the camorra in Naples. AbdouMaliq Simone tells us how forgetting creates spaces of possibility in West Papua. Finally, The Justice & Empowerment Initiatives share experiences of the anti-eviction movement in Lagos and its fight for a more just city.
In the midst of the most vicious instantiations of settler colonialism - present-day West Papua - what does it mean to spatialise a prolonged forgetting of whatever has been done so far, so as to invent territories of operation, perhaps unrecognisable to all?