Warscapes Articles

May 20, 2019
My grandmother always reminds me: you have lost your mother-tongue. When I return to Sri Lanka for brief visits, she tells me how I used to...
May 11, 2019
Lama helo wadaadow, waxaan cidi ku hawsheene! (Ohi my people! nothing good is got for free) – A poem by Cabdillaahi Suldaan Timacadde, 1960...
April 1, 2019
When Aylan Kurdi’s little boy body washed up on the shore in Turkey in September 2015, there was global outrage: countless headlines,...
October 24, 2018
The humble little solar power system and small TV my elderly mother and her friends gather around every night in Wadi Bana, their village...
April 26, 2018
The current environment is particularly rich for debating and discussing the relationship between the African publishing industry and the...
February 7, 2018
I woke up late, as usual, my days a mix of sleep, worry and joblessness. I sat in front of the TV trying to catch the latest news on the...
February 6, 2018
The transcript of the speech titled "African Solutions for African Problems: Limning the Contours of a New Form of Connectivity" delivered...
October 22, 2017
On Saturday October 14, at 4:13pm, my cellphone lit up. “Big explosion…at the Zobe Junction,” the first WhatsApp message announced. For...
May 11, 2017
At the Lahore Literary Festival held at the Asia Society, New York on May 6, Pakistani journalist and author Raza Rumi led a minute of...
May 1, 2017
We are days away from the second round of the French presidential elections between a banker candidate, Emmanuel Macron, who wants to rule...
April 4, 2017
On 29th March 2017, the Daily Mail published an article asserting that "video games like Tomb Raider and Grand Theft Auto make teenagers...

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