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Volume 13


Metropolis - October 2014


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Afia Aslam

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Afia Aslam

Editor of Papercuts. Also a blogger, a work-from-home mom, and a perennial writer in the making.

        
      
       
            
              

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For Volume 13, we went looking for poems, stories and essays that examined the big city life. From out on the streets to the confines of apartments, from the business districts to the red light areas, we asked writers, poets and artists to paint us a picture of urban existence. The ‘Metropolis’ issue does exactly that.

The cover image for this issue is a powerful shot taken by photographer Razi Haider on the streets of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain. The photo captures a homeless man asleep on a concrete bench. Behind him, a larger-than-life mural shows a mildly concerned man in a leather jacket staring down at the bench, the word ‘DIRTY’ scrawled next to him on the wall. Haider’s photo essay, compiled from images of his travels in Europe, picks up on polarisation as a central theme in city living, and the photo we have used for the cover image highlights this at multiple levels.

Photo by Razi Haider

Photo by Razi Haider

 

 

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