By Youba Darif, Morocco I am called Youba, a name given to me by my father, who was deeply in love with the Amazigh culture of North Africa. I Discovered the meaning of my name when his fingertips traced the papers of a history book that told the story of the great Amazighi King Youba. … Continue reading Tales of Imilchil
by Rowan - Gaza, Palestine These are pictures of a city that is frequently mentioned on the news, often sad news, wars, siege, power and water cuts... This is my beautiful city of Gaza, part of the state of Palestine, with an area of 360 square kilometers, with a population of approximately 2 million. I … Continue reading I am part of this city, and it is part of me
Youba Darif, Morocco Buildings also can speak and tell people's stories, history, lifestyle, visions, struggles, hopes, and aspirations. During my recent travels in my country, Morocco, I discovered the essence of my magnificent culture and civilization by looking at the small details in buildings which witness a tremendous history. Each building in the following … Continue reading Buildings
Movements of the Tripoli streets are unaffected by life in Libya, or lack thereof in this case. Every day is a new day. We thank God for what we are given, we drive our children to school, we buy the groceries our wives ordered, we do our tedious jobs and... and we make lemonade.
By Bracha Rapaport, Israel Sometimes I have those moments where I feel so lucky to be alive, I feel blessed to be a part of something greater than myself. That is what it was like for me to volunteer in Africa, a place truly impoverished and underdeveloped in relation to my country, Israel. Ever since 9th … Continue reading Count Your Blessings
I would like to share with you my favorite pictures that I took with my phone. They reflect the oriental taste of the Middle Eastern and Northern African countries. After coming back from the United States, I started looking at my country, Tunisia, from a different perspective. I am proud that Tunisia is rich regarding … Continue reading Magnificence of Sidi Bou by Meriem Somai, Tunisia
Recently, I was lucky enough to be a part of the International Slam Festival in Tchad called N'Djam "s'enflamme en Slam'. It was a very unique experience in which I discovered the REAL AFRICA! I am also African, and the clichés about Africa being a poor, 3rd world country was not apparent to me in … Continue reading Chad by Meriem, Algeria (photo-essay)