Intervention III. Control

  • Courttia Newland


In this concluding short story, Courttia Newland explores through the use of dystopian fiction the increased militarization of post/colonial city spaces and the uneven effects of this on different racial demographics. His protagonist, Danny, walks through this dystopian city as a way to open up and transgress its regimes of planned violence, even as these encroach with increasing severity and violence on his right to the city and his ability to move through urban space. By speculatively creating a world in which latent regimes of planned violence are brought to the fore through this dystopian emphasis, Newland’s story thus offers creative fiction as both a diagnostic tool and an ominous forewarning of the dangerous effects of increased urban militarization and the expansion of oppressive state infrastructures.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Courttia Newland
    • 1
  1. 1.LondonUK

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