The Value of Imagination by Sara Haddou Amar, Morocco

 Since my childhood education was a necessity in our family, the very reason to live. We should study hard, be the best and have good grades. Money was not an issue when it came to books or extra-classes, especially classes related to science and mathematics. I have never questioned this "Program" we lived in, it … Continue reading The Value of Imagination by Sara Haddou Amar, Morocco

Timing is Everything by Atef Amri, Tunisia

Reading other people’s stories, I realize how hard it is to have grown up in war zones, conflict areas, and to have gone through major losses. As for me, I did not grow up in a conflict zone and did not see loved ones die at my sight but I still believe that my life … Continue reading Timing is Everything by Atef Amri, Tunisia

She, Breaking Free by Zineb, Tunisia

Her room, again, portrayed an obscure cavern of darkness which was not new to her. A vintage dress, from an era that goes way back, was the only separation between her skin and the creeping midnight chill. In her usual sleeplessness, she was drunk on silence. For hours, it had seeped into her pores, dowsing … Continue reading She, Breaking Free by Zineb, Tunisia

Shoes on the Danube by Or Avrahami, Israel

It was my summer vacation in 2013. It was about a year after my army service and I was thrilled to plan my vacation with a good Polish friend I met while traveling. We decided to meet in Budapest, Hungary. Two Israeli girls and two Polish girls, quite a combination. You can imagine that travelling … Continue reading Shoes on the Danube by Or Avrahami, Israel

Gazan Jewels by Belal, Palestine

Gaza is one of the oldest cities in the world. Its architecture denotes unique eras of variant civilizations: Ottoman, Roman, and Greek. It is a fertile land of religious monuments. I have always wanted to explore my city and see its details in depth until the beginning of last April when I decided to go … Continue reading Gazan Jewels by Belal, Palestine