2017 ~ The Griefers of Bandung 

DAI’s Publishing Class proudly presents:

The Griefers of Bandung

Dark web gamers, virtual posers, nomadic dreamers, far-out spacers and mystic tracers ~ The Griefers of Bandung transmits the voices of a generation on the cusp of its own rising sign….

A novella written collectively by fourteen authors, a gripping romantic fantasy shifting with fiendish aplomb between characters and voices, perspectives and plotlines. 


Dutch art student Elsemieke Kiekens has just spent the last three months in Bandung, searching for love and fighting alongside a local activist collective. Meanwhile, her virtual avatar Virgo has become a resistance hero involved in weapons-trafficking, corporate-boycotts, rally-organising, illegal-fundraising and cybertheft. It turns out the effects of these operations are not limited to cyberspace. Now, overwhelmed by a series of unexpected encounters, Elsemieke finds herself on a plane back to the Netherlands. She is soon to understand that the worst is yet to come.

The Griefers of Bandung is published in the context of the DAI 2016-17 COOP Academy Publishing Class, I Left my pdf in Arnhem, curated by Sarah Pierce and Tirdad Zolghadr.

Publishing Class is an imprint of DAI Publications.

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Authors: Alaa Abu Asad, Florencia Almirón, Astarti Athanasiadou, David Bergé, Giulia Crispiani, Valentina Curandi, Hannah Kindler, Dimitra Kondylatou, Ilan Manouach, Despina Sevasti, Isabelle Sully, Savannah Theis, Zhenia Vasiliev, and Flora Woudstra. 

Concept: Sarah Pierce and Tirdad Zolghadr

Managing Editor: Zhenia Vasiliev

Content editors: Giulia Crispiani, Despina Sevasti, Savannah Theis.

Copy editors: Alaa Abu Asad, Astarti Athanasiadou, Isabelle Sully.

Design coordinators: Alaa Abu Asad, Valentina Curandi, Flora Woudstra.

Distribution and promotion: Florencia Almirón, David Bergé, Hannah Kindler, Dimitra Kondylatou, Ilan Manouach.

Graphic Design: Charlotte Taillet, Joel Colover, Werkplaats Typografie, ArtEZ.

Production Manager: David Maroto

Proofreader: Janine Armin


Edition: 500 copies

Publishing date: June 2017

Publisher: DAI publications 

Distribution: Werkplaats Typografie

Copyright: DAI & the authors