December 16, 2015
Gandhi famously quipped that when a woman can walk without fear on a midnight street, India would have truly achieved independence. In the...
Reviews
July 6, 2015
The Indian novels written in English that Western readers are most familiar with have been referred to as “the sari and mango novels” by...
column
July 3, 2015
“Our thoughts, feelings, desires and actions are being robotized; 'life' is coming to mean feeding apparatuses and being fed by them. In...
Conversations
September 26, 2014
Foreword Ken Bugul, Wolof for “one who is unwanted,” is the penname of Mariètou Mbaye Biléoma. Born in 1947 in Ndoucoumane, Senegal, Bugul...
blog
July 31, 2014
Comics are bigger than ever, both in our mainstream pop culture and in the world of literature, literary criticism and academia. As someone...
blog
July 23, 2014
Two months ago I wrote a farewell op-ed for my school's newspaper, The Herald . The piece was addressed to Harold Washington College's...
blog
May 4, 2015
“We used to go to another neighborhood to get water. Everyone lived with a bucket of water on their heads. We also had no light. The light...
Reviews
April 8, 2015
Rafia Zakaria is a Jill of many trades, serving as an attorney, a human rights activist, a columnist, and an author. Her interests are...
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March 12, 2015
This International Women’s Day marked the beginning of a large-scale campaign to eradicate gender inequality and end violence against women...