Yours truly, a young Arab woman: Dear Donald Trump

Yours truly, a young Arab woman: Dear Donald Trump

Dear Donald Trump, I can't possibly tell you anything that hasn't already been said to you on TV, Twitter, Facebook, Reddit and every platform where…

Wearing me out

Wearing me out

I am happy with what the products will fail to conceal – satisfied with the traces that show that, as Teta put it, the Murabitoun were here; except on my face, those are not traces of destruction, but of life. My life was here.

Do authoritarian regimes in the Middle East even care about women?

Do authoritarian regimes in the Middle East even care about women?

It was 3 o’clock in the afternoon when forty-seven Saudi women gathered in the car park of a supermarket in Riyadh. After dismissing their private…

Seeking The Details That I Fear

Seeking The Details That I Fear

I devote myself to the reading of Iraqi novels. I gain familiarity with the East Karrada district and learn to distinguish it –in my mind's…

Outlaw: From the Diary of an Arab Millennial

Outlaw: From the Diary of an Arab Millennial

“Who did you vote for?” asked my friend. Our evening had turned political after a few beers (as is the case with most evenings where…

The Horrendous Case Of The Collective Rape On A Moroccan Bus

The Horrendous Case Of The Collective Rape On A Moroccan Bus

A minute long video was shared on social media platforms on the 20th of august, showing a horrendous scene: a group of four teenagers, all…