South/South speaks nearby the South—both real and imagined—not for the South. It is interested in the transregional and translocal, the global South vis-à-vis the global North, and the spaces between them. It is vested in the indivisible unit of politics and aesthetics: how the political is tinged with the sensible, and how the cultural is viewed through discourses of progress.
Maryam Monalisa Gharavi is a writer, poet, and filmmaker. She has contributed essays, critical writing, and poetry to a variety of publications and her solo and collaborative films have screened at Townhouse Gallery of Contemporary Art, Anthology Film Archive, Pacific Film Archive, among other venues. She founded the blog South/South in 2009 and is Editor-at-Large at The New Inquiry. She holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and Film and Visual Studies from Harvard University.
The tagline ‘without illusions and without becoming disillusioned’ is borrowed from Antonio Gramsci, author of The Southern Question.
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