A Note from the Cook

Paolo Mossetti is a writer and focuses mostly on politics, philosophy and radical journeys.

Paolo was born and raised in Napoli, Southern Italy.

At eighteen he moved to Milan, where he took a BsC and a MSc in Economics of Arts and Publishing. During those years he joined several underground literary projects and co-founded the guerrilla street-art group Il Richiamo (‘The Call’), which was engaged in anti-mafia activism.

Between 2007 and 2009 he documented extensively on the Santa Muerte devotion in Mexico, the anthropology of Mafia and the pop-folk scene across the Mediterranean.

He also worked as a Marketing and Foreign Rights assistant for several publishers, such as Zed Books (London) and Berghahn Books (New York).

His works appear on Rolling Stone ItaliaVice, Pagina99, CounterfireDomus and other magazines.

Kal’at Mukalama (قلعة مكالمة) means roughly ‘The Call’s Castle’.


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