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...
blog
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...
Reviews
March 10, 2015
Gabonese Angèle Rawiri (1954-2010) is recognised as not only the first woman novelist from her nation, but the first novelist per se. Her...
blog
February 16, 2015
Building on the work of her previous books Precarious Life: The Power of Mourning and Violence (2004), and Frames of War: When is Life...
blog
March 18, 2014
The past year and a half has been a volatile one for India, starting with a violent gang rape case in December 2012 that rocked the nation...
retrospectives
June 1, 2013
A couple of years ago, I interviewed Fatma El-Mehdi , an activist for the Western Sahara independence movement in its long struggle to...
Opinion
January 28, 2013
Rape is not exceptional but routine in most parts of the world. The fact that a twenty-three-year-old student, Jyoti, was brutally gang...