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ATOE, Osa.
SHOTGUN SEAMSTRESS ZINE COLLECTION. A Zine by and for black punks.
8vo. 233pp, b&w illustrations in glossy wrappers.
Tacoma: Mend My Dress Press, 2012.
Wrappers a little ajar and thumbed.

'Shotgun Seamstress exists for those that realise that punk rock is an idea and a possibility that must be forced open in order to fit everybody that needs it inside.'

This anthology, now out-of-print, collects together all six issues of the legendary zine by Portland-based punk musician and potter Osa Atoe, made from 2006-2011. A highly personal fanzine with an often dissenting editorial voice reflecting on a largely white male punk scene.

Incredible cut-n-paste graphics and doodles enliven playlists, essays and interviews. Subjects of concern include Outsider Art, Afro Punk, Sun Ra, Poly Styrene, Bronze Purnell, The Glories, Ru Paul, Trash Kit, Vaginal Creme Davis, Marsha P Johnson, 80s DC Hardcore, ‘Punk through the African Diaspora’, Anti-Affluence Activism and more. With an introduction by Golnar Nikpour.

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