The Plaza Girls Zine

By Chloe Ruthven

In 2018, British writer and film-maker Chloe Ruthven traveled to the Moria Refugee Camp and then to Athens, where she taught English to refugees. While in Athens, she worked with a group of Afghan and Arabic teens who called themselves “the Plaza Girls.” Ruthven writes, “for six weeks I worked at City Plaza Refugee Accommodation, a squat housing 400 refugees in Athens. This is a diary I kept of a magazine project I facilitated with a group of teenage refugee girls.” We’re pleased to republish it as an addendum to Siddhartha Joag’s essay, “Refugee Zines” (PoL #14), and as a document of the lived, embodied experience of the Polity of Literature.

Plaza Girls — a diary

1 March, 2022