Novelist Omar El Akkad ("What Strange Paradise", "American War") warns that wildfires and other climate disasters are creating the conditions for a global refugee crisis the world is not prepared for.
Ivar Ekeland and Sara Roy A new kind of politics is emerging in Western democracies, perhaps best characterized by fragmentation. The political debate is increasingly digital, visual, and incoherent—without structure… Continue reading The New Politics of Exclusion: Gaza as Prologue
The following text by Khalida Jarrar first appeared in These Chains Will Be Broken: Palestinian Stories of Struggle and Defiance in Israeli Prisons, by Ramzy Baroud (Clarity Press, 2019). … Continue reading Khalida Jarrar—Fashioning Hope Out of Despair: How to Resist and Win inside Israeli Prisons
Ara Oshagan I am walking along the narrow and labyrinthine Armenian neighborhoods of Bourj Hammoud in Beirut—spaces with names like Nor (new) Marash, Nor Sis, Nor Yozgat. These are the… Continue reading Displaced: From Beirut to Los Angeles to Beirut
Brahim El Guabli I am Amazigh, Black, and Sahrawi. Amazigh language is my mother tongue. My mother is Black, and my father is Sahrawi. The only picture I own… Continue reading My Amazigh Indigeneity (the Bifurcated Roots of a Native Moroccan)
Ava Homa how statelessness, trauma and political exile shaped her novel Daughters of Smoke and Fire Coming of age as a Kurdish girl in Iran, I learned early on that… Continue reading Why Resistance Is Foundational to Kurdish Literature
Nevine Abraham Growing up in Shoubra, one of the most populated Christian suburbs of Cairo, I met all my Muslim friends at a French Catholic school, which they and… Continue reading The Complexity of Belonging: Reflections of a Female Copt