by Lizzy Vartanian Collier,
Borders confine, block, and break communities, says Alia Ali.
by Celia Shaheen,
And all of the sudden, this whole rhetoric of “them versus us” made me question my own identity. Who am I? I’m them and us.
by Lina Fansa,
“Well, I’m in no-man’s land, and without a man…”
by Farrah Fray,
The film—Naziha Arebi’s directorial debut—is the first ever feature length film to come out of Libya by a Libyan, let alone by a woman.
by Ziad Halub,
Certainty is a privilege in Iraq.
by Monica Zandi,
“I didn’t know Iranian women looked like that.”
by Darius Rejali,
It’s an uncertain day, the kind where you wonder, did I stay in this city a little too long?
by Mahdi Ali,
“Every human is a conglomerate, a cloud of ideas and moods that habitually contradict.”
by Samuel Tafreshi,
What had been its own ‘center’ of intellectual and cultural production became an overlapping periphery beholden to the interests of emerging ‘centers’ in the region.
by Sheyda Allahverdiyeva,
Harmonic coexistence “of Azerbaijani with the Jewish, Armenian, Russian, and Tatar colleagues.”