Berlin Quarterly Issue 10 is out now. In Berlin Quarterly’s signature longform reportage, Allyn Gaestel writes from Kinshasa, profiling an independent collective of sex workers in the Congolese capital. Gaestel traces the history of sex work in the region from colonial times to the present, and grounds the reportage in close portraits of the women involved.
This fiction-rich issue includes four short stories: Clemens Meyer’s whirlwind account of sex work in East Germany, Esther Kinsky’s meditation on the Rhine river, Eloghosa Osunde’s encounter with ghouls, and Darryl Pinckney’s fraught romances in Berlin.
Two Nigerian poets are featured: Niran Okewole and Precious Arinze. Their work is expansive, ranging both in form and content, from contemporary scenes of women kissing in churches to naming major perpetrators of the slave trade. In addition, renowned German poet Jan Wagner appears in both German and English, as well as in conversation with poetry editor Ezequiel Zaidenwerg.
Jann Höfer’s photo portfolio illustrates a German village in Chile, founded after WWII, in its awkward rebranding as a tourist destination after the incarceration of its leader. The uncanny portraits capture both the aging population and the cinematic
landscapes that surround the former cult.
Berlin Quarterly is a European review of long form journalism, literature and the Arts published four times a year. It’s a new cultural journal with global perspective. Combining in-depth reportage, literature and visual culture, Berlin Quarterly was founded in 2013 by publisher James Guerin, and is headed by Milanese editor Cesare Alemanni. Notable contributors who have previously been published in e New Yorker, the Observer, New Statesman, Die Zeit, Aperture, and Frieze, among others. The magazine combines both historical and contemporary visual and written content. Visually striking design, including specially commissioned, full-bleed photography and illustration. The publication aims to bring you insightful and inquiring reportage and stories from around the globe. With a starting point of Berlin we look towards the rest of the world for inspiration beyond the German capital.
Berlin Quarterly Issue #10 of a publication for those interested in global culture and literature.
First issue appeared in winter 2013.
Notable contributors who have previously been published in The New Yorker, the Observer,
New Statesman, Die Zeit, Aperture, FOAM, and Frieze, among others.
Combining both historical and contemporary visual and written content.
Visually striking design, including specially commissioned, full-bleed photography and illustration.
24 x 17 cm, 204 pages