22 Nov 2021 • Deborah Williams

Traveling in Contentious Spaces — Saudi Arabia

When friends in Abu Dhabi asked Deborah Williams how she could support MBS by going to “his” festival, she didn’t have an answer, only another question: how do we draw the lines around where we will or won’t go?

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08 Nov 2021 • Deborah Kapchan

A Street in Marrakesh Revisited

In which the author/editor of "Poetic Justice: An Anthology of Contemporary Moroccan Poetry" and "Traveling Spirit Masters: Moroccan Music and Trance in the Global Marketplace" remembers her introduction to life in Marrakesh.

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15 Oct 2021 • Ivar Ekeland

The New Politics of Exclusion: Gaza as Prologue

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

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15 Oct 2021 • Ramzy Baroud

The Untold Story of Zakaria Zubeidi

  Zakaria Zubei­di is not just a sin­gle per­son but a whole gen­er­a­tion of Pales­tini­ans in the West Bank who are caught up in an impos­si­ble dilem­ma, hav­ing to choose… Continue reading The Untold Story of Zakaria Zubeidi

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15 Sep 2021 • Ara Oshagan

Displaced: From Beirut to Los Angeles to Beirut

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

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15 Sep 2021 • Ava Homa

Why Resistance Is Foundational to Kurdish Literature

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

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15 Sep 2021 • Nevine Abraham

The Complexity of Belonging: Reflections of a Female Copt

  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

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