Voices Breaking Boundaries continues its tradition of celebrating border communities with the newest addition to its internationally renowned anthology series. Borderlines Volume Three brings artists together in a hybrid collection of writings and visual art that spans local and international boundaries in order to draw attention to people living in regions on the edge. In a range of genres, from personal essays and poetry to interviews and journalistic narratives on regional conflicts, the artists featured in Borderlines Volume Three celebrate the multiple networks that have welcomed them; and they share their struggles and the difficult choices that they have made while living within border communities. Whether discussing borders that splinter through North American countries or South Asia (Bangladesh, India and Pakistan), or boundaries between two Houston neighborhoods (Gulfton and Near Northside), the narratives and art explore the unspoken stories that reside in the margins. Contributors to VBB publications paint the most fully realized portrait of worldwide borders that may divide people but cannot stop them from finding ways to bring others together.
Cover image: Veer Munshi
The publication includes writings and art by Julia Villaseñor Bell, Britto Arts Trust, Jimmy Castillo, Oui Chatwara S. Duran, CERRUCHA, Sonya Fatah, Os Galindo, Victoria Paige Gonzalez, Paul Hester, Gelson Lemus, Sayantan Boka Maitra, Kabir Mokamel/Peace Street, Carolina Monsivais, Delilah Montoya, Veer Munshi, Minerva Reynosa, Bruno Rios, Stephanie Saint Sanchez, Sehba Sarwar, Mikaela Selley, Masooma Syed, Sukhada Tatke, Roberto Tejada, Charisse Weston, Sebastian Varghese, Stalina Villarreal, Gemini Wahhaj, Ilona Yusuf and Pablo Gimenez Zapiola.
Drs. Margot Backus + Maria Gonzalez
Angela Martinez, Joshua Turner
Borderlines is the essence of Sarwar’s and VBB’s work. Through thought-provoking words and images, Borderlines seeks to cultivate understanding, create connections and pave pathways into cross-cultural experiences.
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