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Zine culture hits the city

Anne Elizabeth Moore is well-versed in the world of zines – small, roughly photocopied mags that are self-published and usually circulated for free.

Zines are all the rage in trendy cities like San Francisco and Melbourne, but Moore decided to bring them to Cambodia, a quest documented in Cambodian Grrrl: Self-Publishing in Phnom Penh, which launched earlier this month.

Living in the kingdom’s first all-women dormitory, close to the killing fields, Moore educated her room-mates in self-publishing, while learning about the country’s brutal history.

Before Cambodian Grrrl, Moore wrote several books, including Unmarketable: Brandalism, Copyfighting, Mocketing and the Erosion of Integrity and Hey Kidz, Buy This Book: A Radical Primer on Corporate and Governmental Propaganda.

Here is an excerpt from the book: “I spoke, as I have in cities around the world, on my own history in the cultural underground of North America, as a young woman in a boycentric culture, as a person who engaged in media creation and criticism not to make money at it, but as an act of survival. I worked in self-publishing as an effort to see myself reflected in the culture I intended to live in, and so that accurate stories about people like me could be told.”

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