November 6, 2017
History records that when Mahatma Gandhi raised a handful of salt in 1930, he shook the mighty British Empire. But history, as we know it,...
Literature
February 29, 2016
Chris Abani is easily one of most important voices in literature today. He has published over a dozen books and is the recipient of the PEN...
Literature
August 14, 2015
Sri Lanka, 2009: Reflections on Eastern Muslim Survival at the Close of the War May 2009 marked the end of nearly thirty years of civil war...
Literature
October 6, 2014
Houses in small towns have strange nicknames. My parents' house, for instance, is known to the residents of the locality as White House –...
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
January 29, 2015
We make snap judgments about others on a day-to-day basis whether we realize it or not. We do this partially because of our wiring for...
Reviews
July 16, 2012
"I do remember some happy moments, yes, but there was always a gaping hole that could not be filled. Sometimes I am attacked by a profound...
retrospectives
April 13, 2012
An excerpt from chapter six, “Rome’s Rome,” I traveled as a kind of pilgrim. I wanted to witness the site of one of Africa’s greatest,...
retrospectives
November 2, 2011
The Battle of Algiers: A Memoir, Dec 1956 – Sept 1957 Chapter 4: Solidarity It would take a long time to describe, in detail, the life that...