#40 (Mar-Apr. 2022) The Land… From Settler Colonial Property to LANDBACK (Pre-Order)

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IMPORTANT! This issue inaugurates a new format for The Funambulist magazine (20x25cm) with a thin spine to keep it on your shelves! 

Until March 1st, we offer you the possibility to pre-order the print+digital version of our new issue, The Funambulist 40 (March-April 2022) The Land… From Settler Colonial Property to LANDBACK. When pre-ordering it, you will receive your physical copy in the earliest delays, and will be given access to the digital version of the issue on March 1st, the day of the official release. 

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After an issue on the Ocean and, at a moment of time when the verb “decolonizing” has been emptied of its meaning by many, we have at the heart of this issue, an interest to resituate land as the primary object of the decolonizing struggle.

We begin the issue by trying to understand the cogs of settler colonial land dispossession and the European concept of private (settler) property in Australia, British Columbia, and Palestine (Brenna Bhandar), before moving to visions of LANDBACK and political strategies to re-assert Indigenous sovereignties in contexts as different as Kenya (Rose Miyonga), Ecuador (Ana María León), Alaska (Jen Rose Smith), South Africa (Tshepo Madlingozi), the Caribbean (WAI Architecture Think Tank), and Turtle Island (Alyosha Goldstein & Julia Bernal). The issue is punctuated with poems in Arabic, Spanish, and English (Moen Bseiso & Jehan Bseiso, Daniela Catrileo, and Tanaya Winder) and artworks (Lynda Handala, Cameron Rowland, and Aly McKnight).

This issue’s News from the Fronts tackles the ongoing movement against the military rule in Sudan (Ola Hassanain), the Pakistani state’s kidnapping of Baloch individuals (Fatima Anwar), and the search for feminist Yiddish publications (Maya Ober).