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From the Editor

Notes on Issue#9: Passages

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KARACHI IN MOTION

Nausheen Anwar on why we need to pay more attention to places like Sohrab Goth, a peripheral Karachi neighbourhood that's become the city's lifeblood

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Home and Away

Emanuel Admassu on growing up immigrant in Atlanta and the tricks he had to learn to become both part of the diaspora and the local

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A Narrow Passage

A rewiring of our circuitry to understand a belonging that is decoupled from ethnic and national prescriptions is desperately needed, argues LSE's Suzi Hall

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UNTETHERED PRACTICE

“Design” as an active medium, no matter who authors it, allows for a combination of resistance and activism, says architect Toma Berlanda

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BUILDING BRIDGES

Malini Kochupillai on how stepping out of the gallery as an artist enabled her work to act as a bridge-builder in a fractured Delhi community

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Gang Woes

Mercy Brown-Luthango argues for thinking more innovatively and creatively about how to deal with gangs in Cape Town's violence-ravaged neighbourhoods

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Dancing After Dark

A vital part of the city’s history, dance venues – both formal and informal – have been a part of Joburg’s urban fabric since 1955

Sean O'Toole

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Gang Related

Steffen Jensen and Dennis Rodgers on the fascinating parallels of gang life, organisation, and activity in Cape Town, South Africa and Managua, Nicaragua

Edgar Pieterse

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MORE THAN JUST MONEY

For the first time in recorded history, remittances have become the largest source of direct foreign investment in the developing world

Robert Neuwirth

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From the inside out

Cairo based architect and educator
Omar Nagati on embracing chaos and uncertainty after the January 2011 revolution

Tau Tavengwa

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China Biscuit

Adopted as a toddler, the author makes a trip to the country of her birth and discovers that belonging is elusive

Lee Middleton

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CARNIVAL REMEMBERS

A response to racial attack in 1960s, the Nottinghill Carnival has survived gentrification and stigma. Grenfell has re-energised it as a symbol of endurance

Yepoka Yeebo

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Connection is key

Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh on the personal and political in her work with Syrian, Palestinian and other refugee communities across the world

Tatiana Thieme

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The Truth Teller

In This Land is Your Land, Suketu Mehta argues for immigration; its economic benefits as much as its moral imperative. He speaks to Samanth Subramanian on what drove him to write the book

Samanth Subramanian

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Mogadishu in Joburg

Joburg's Mayfair neighbourhood has transformed into the center of the Somali community as some in the city have become hostile to migrants from Africa

Tanya Zack with Mark Lewis

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A Year of Struggle

Carmen Silva, founder of Sao Paulo's Movimento Sem Teto do Centro (MSTC) has spent the last year in a battle to stay out of prison on trumped up charges

Matthew Shirts

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Going Up

In the last 20 years, Mumbai has transformed into a city dominated by skyscrapers. Some are fighting back

VYJAYANTHI V. RAO

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EMPTY, NOT LIFELESS

Activities that occur in Karachi’s empty lots while they await development have begun to define the city

Kevin Shi

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A Scanner Darkly

Navigating Jakarta’s congestion is just one of the challenges faced by residents who also have to contend with expensive rent

Andesh Tomo

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MONSTROUS PROFITS

Venezuela’s economic collapse has proved to be a profitable opportunity for unscrupulous property owners in Medellín

VICTOR VARGAS RODRIGUEZ

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