Iason Athanasiadis paints the portrait of Bahoz, a stateless Kurd who will keep fighting to become accepted for asylum in Europe.
Thomas Dallal reviews Haider Rashid's new feature film, "Europa," Iraq’s foreign feature film entry to the upcoming 94th Academy Awards.
Hadani Ditmars reviews Janine di Giovanni's ambitious new travelogue on beleaguered Christian communities in Iraq, Gaza, Syria, and Egypt.
Excerpt from Guantánamo Voices: True Accounts From the World’s Most Infamous Prison A graphic novel, edited by Sarah Mirk, with an introduction by Omar El Akkad Abrams ComicArts (June 2020)… Continue reading Guantánamo Voices: True Accounts From the World’s Most Infamous Prison
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… Continue reading Why Resistance Is Foundational to Kurdish Literature
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… Continue reading The Harrowing Life of Kurdish Freedom Activist Kobra Banehi
Farah Abdessamad reviews a new English translation of Impostures from Basra-born Al-Hariri that revives the "eloquent rogue" genre of classical Arabic literature.
Hadani Ditmars remembers what Baghdad was like following the second Gulf War in 2003, when she toured Abu Ghraib with Robert Fisk.