Stories making the news this month
6 Gone with the wind in Dominica
6 Game over for trophy hunters in Tanzania
7 The Chinese ‘cure’ for homosexuality
7 Mozambican men tackle domestic violence
7 Introducing New Zealand /Aotearoa Jacinda Ardern
8 War on Colombian coca-farmers threatens fragile peace
8 No room for dissidents in Georgia/Azerbaijan
9 Burundian radio in exile
9 Saving our underwater meadows
Plus: Scratchy Lines by Simon Kneebone and
Reasons to be Cheerful
[The Big Story]
The Millennial Generation
10 Arrested development
Young people are stuck in a never-ending adolescence.
Yohann Koshy looks at how they are charting a way forward.
15 Fear of a young planet
Wangui Kimari dissects the suspicious discourse around
Africa’s ‘youth bulge’.
16 Kids at work
Three profiles of millennials engaged in different types of
work across the world.
20 Over the rainbow
A new generation of post-apartheid radicals has come of age
in South Africa. Chris Webb examines why they don’t have
the ‘patience’ of their parents.
22 Seize the memes of production
A look at the role internet memes play in young people’s
24 A group of one’s own
Hussein Kesvani reports on how social media has become a
therapeutic medium for young girls in Malaysia.
25 Laughing and crying
A story of cause and effect doesn’t tell us everything about
social media and mental health, argues Marcus Gilroy-Ware.
36 Making Waves
Fiery Filipino environmentalist Gina Lopez talks to Veronique Mistiaen.
27 Mark Engler Reflecting on the vulgar reality of
30 Steve Parry The rebranding of a rotter.
PLUS: Polyp’s Big Bad World cartoon.
31 Best of 2017
32 Film reviews
Mountains May Depart, directed by Jia Zhangke;
Makala, directed by Emmanuel Gras.
33 Music reviews
Plunge by Fever Ray; Bondeko by Toto Bona Lokua.
34 Book reviews
The Growth Delusion by David Pilling; The Unmapped
Country by Ann Quin; The White City by Roma Tearne;
Old Demons, New Deities – 21 short stories from Tibet
edited by Tenzin Dickie.
PLUS Also out there…
PLUS: Open Window, with guest cartoonist Steve Bonelli from Malta.
5 Letter from Cochabamba
Amy Booth visits San Sebastian women’s prison in Bolivia, where being on the wrong side of the formal
justice system can have grave consequences.
28 Country Profile: Fiji
37 Puzzle page
PLUS: Marc Roberts’ Only Planet cartoon.
38 And Finally
The founding editor of New
Internationalist talks about
the magazine – then vs now – and his latest novel