8 November, 2021

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 September, 2021

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 my being alive was an act of sub­ver­sion. I belong to a peo­ple who have been sub­ject to repeat­ed geno­cides.…

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15 September, 2021

The Harrowing Life of Kurdish Freedom Activist Kobra Banehi

Excerpt­ed from the anthol­o­gy Kur­dish Women’s Sto­ries (Plu­to Press, 2020), by spe­cial arrange­ment with edi­tor Houzan Mahmoud.   The Prison Speakers Played Islamic Verses  Kobra Banehi Kobra Bane­hi, also known as Kas­nazani, was born in 1966 in the city of Baneh, in East Kur­dis­tan (Iran). She nar­rat­ed her sto­ry as…

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3 July, 2021

World Picks: July 2021

Travel the world, meet people, see great places, without ever leaving the comfort of your screen…well, in some cases you can go in person!

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