BOY BROTHER FRIEND 6 - DIGITAL COVER
Issue 6, Summer 2023
Issue 6 explores the theme of Resilience, which unfolds over four chapters: ‘Soul Power’, ‘40 acres and a mule’, ‘Lost in Translation’, and ‘Collapse and Resurrection’.
Boy.Brother.Friend might be primarily London-based, but our essence is global.
In the time between the last issue and this new one, we have come across more people with pressing stories. This includes the Afro- Palestinian experience, in which Palestinian writer Ahmad Harhash sheds light on the prejudiced policing of young Afro-Palestinians, and the frequent raids that afflict the minority communities there. As Ahmad reveals, it is not very uncommon for Afro-Palestinian teenagers
as young as 14 to have encounters with the police that end in arrest. But upon closer
inspection, the marginalisation, incarceration, and lack of opportunities are common threads in the collective Black experience on a global scale. In a personal conversation, one of the members of the BBF crew mentioned that documenting Afro-Palestinians is a really important task, as he had never known that
there were Black Palestinians prior to interacting with the story. This narrative felt especially urgent to share, chiming perfectly with the resilience theme and adding questions to the discourse in order to encourage pragmatismand progress.
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