We are delighted to publish the first “Metaphors for a Black Future Zine” edited by Martha Adonai Williams. This zine is an outcome of our 2020 Metaphors for a Black Future Programme, also curated by Martha, which ran from October 2020 to December 2020.
‘On the one hand, I want to show the extent of colonial exploitation and expose the biases in the narratives taught at school. On the other hand, I hope to centre the experiences and voices of people of colour and highlight the diversities, complexities, and richness of their stories.’
There are an ever-increasing number of East and Southeast Asian creators making excellent comics and graphic novels. It’s not all tragic memoir, either – as this list will show.
Who is responsible for writing down history? Who decides which stories make the cut? Is it up to us to ensure our narratives are passed on and archived before our passing?
These questions, though lofty, are important ones to ask.
2020, was an epoch of its own that changed us all.
We began the year in comfort. Comfortable in our own routines and chaos that left us far removed from our own truth and in most instances, the realities of others. As the year progressed, ‘normalness’ was disrupted.
How, and how often should you talk to your partner about race? This piece looks at how to navigate these difficult conversations, in light of the BLM movement in America.
Anahit Behrooz revisits Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go in the light of the recent pandemic.
A poem by Bee Asha that explores how our awareness of physical touch has changed in lockdown, our inner anxieties left untold and the dramatic reactions that can come from such an unprecedented situation.
+3 On Having a Portfolio Career by Krishan Coupland So. What do you do? It’s a question so common that […]
I go to the bathroom to splash my face, prolonging the inevitable. Instead, I curl up on the bathroom mat and let out short gasping sobs. An old acquaintance comes again. Some other distant part of me wishes someone had informed Anxiety about social distancing.