The Black Panther Book of Khmer Records

Not to be outdone by its older, Irish predecessor, the Black Panther brand of Export Quality Extra Stout has teamed up with a local publisher for the first edition of a ‘Book of Khmer Records, Facts & Figures.’ Scholarly research and painstaking cross-reference seem to have been delicately underplayed in…

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The Baby

It was about 7.30 pm when we found the baby. She’d been hidden in a recess by the side of the road, wrapped in a krama, and left with a bottle of milk by her side. Jamie had rushed into the bar, maybe an hour earlier, asked to use the…

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Tony’s Story

Editors note. This story is entirely true and the events described took place five years ago. Some names have been changed to respect the confidentiality of the individuals concerned. Tony was a tall, angry British guy, tentatively holding Irish citizenship via his Dublin born parents. Nevertheless, he reeked of London…

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Freak Show 2: The HIV/AIDS Case

Nowhere in Cambodia do such incommensurable worldviews meet as in the relationships between sex workers and punters. This meeting of different worlds is what I find most interesting about Southeast Asian nightlife. In ordinary relationships, first encounters follow more recognisable paths toward understanding. There is an element of familiarity when…

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