Tiny Acts of Witchcraft — Aase Berg's Hackers

The conflation between hacker/hag is applicable to Penthesilea, who is both categorised as a witch-like figure, almost supernaturally skilled in battle, and is literally a hacker, using her spear in battle. Through these tiny acts of witchcraft in a collection that both reproduces and interrogates patriarchal violence and its necrotising effect, and the hags/hackers who are revitalising these dead zones, Berg’s collection manages to offer some small hope.

Thanks to 3AM for hosting my review of Aase Berg's Hackers, translated by Johannes Göransson.