Category Archives: Jill Kwan

Spread Across the World

Ngo Cong An is also known as Andy Ngo. He’s 16 years old, chunky, and wears his hair in a buzz cut. He sits in a traditional Vietnamese home – wooden, built on stilts, with a thatched roof – and … Continue reading

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Outside Jill Kwan’s home – which is about the size of a cottage or a bus, little larger than the lounge you were just in – you are talking to some young people on semi-self-propelled Gu bicycles. They have some … Continue reading

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Guristas, Tumbleweeds and Syndicates

Back to Professor Scott, who is now dressed as Terry Pratchett’s Rincewind. “Guristas, yes, a beautiful portmanteau word,” he says, having evidently watched the previous scene. “And let’s observe the terms that are used for different kinds of travelers. There … Continue reading

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The Gu of Names

When Susan Halwaz’s latest documentary dex Gu begins, you are in her body. Facing you – you are in comfortable chairs, under a shade-sail in a tropical setting – is a middle-aged woman, dark hair, dark eyes, dark skin, quietly … Continue reading

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