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Opium in HCMC

A lockdown post. Looking forward to continuing to explore the city one great meal at a time. Here are some of my …



For the past eight years, I have had the opportunity to bear witness to the metamorphic stages of the construction of Doha, …


A Bibliography of Trash Animals

Gulls. Pigeons. Rats. Lice. These ‘trash animals’ live alongside waste, filth, ruination and decay. Attitudes, behaviour and infrastructure aimed at dealing with …

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Cities of Entanglements: Social Life in Johannesburg and Maputo Through Ethnographic Comparison. By Barbara Heer  (2019 transcript Verlag, Bielefeld)   and on …


Reviews of the city

Some books reviewed by Pablo Bose (and for me, good company in which to be): From The Journal of Asian Studies, 78(03), …