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...
Reportage
April 1, 2015
As the Islamic State continues its bloodly advance across Syria, Kurdish Iraq and the region more broadly, questions about the decades-old...
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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...
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...
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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...
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February 7, 2015
It is impossible to encapsulate the life and work of someone as prolific and influential as beloved Algerian novelist Assia Djebar. Her...
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January 4, 2015
A couple of nights ago, I tweeted an article —which inspired a blog post —about the dramatic rise in murders reported by the Salvadoran...
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March 20, 2014
Lourdes Garcia-Navarro's recent article on NPR , posing the question of which location is "more" sexist, the Middle East or Brazil,...