Afifa Ali

essayist [intermittent] in Chennai, India

Afifa Ali

essayist [intermittent] in Chennai, India

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Essaying on, and of.

An obsessive thinker and compulsive writer; impulsively pedantic and temperamentally AWOL, rather than vanguard; I assemble writing as it is formed, at its most amorphous — essays in charcoal, a little singed, and vaporous, from the embers.

Through the makeshift of the mind, the slipstreams of matter, the shapeshifting of meaning — I try to fix things that aren’t broken; I also attempt to fix things that are broken; and I leave some things, sometimes, the way they are, broken and unfixed.

The things that remain — precise and permanent — are work, compassion, integrity, ethics, conservation, sustainability, minimalism, design.

  • Work
    • The Re:Trope Project