Any port in a storm by Duha, Palestine

"I never thought I would become an English teacher," my mother said. This story I am going to tell is my mother's. I dreamed of being a doctor, I always have. My father told me, “Just pass your Tawjihi exam with a high mark and I will send you to France, to study medicine.” I … Continue reading Any port in a storm by Duha, Palestine

Rana Bushreida, Unchosen Path, Libya

I was only a little older than 4 years when I started school. In comparison to other kids who usually start at 6 years old I was a baby. I was supposed to be a listener and repeat the first grade the following year, but my teacher, for unknown reasons, informed my parents that it … Continue reading Rana Bushreida, Unchosen Path, Libya

The UNSTOPPABLE Girl by Elarif Rkia, Morocco

It was a rainy afternoon of November, 2000. I was a little girl with an open mind yet my knowledge was very limited. Even though, I carried a pure heart who believed that the universe is limitless and my home town 'Addar', a rural area located in the southwest of Morocco was the nucleus in the universe. … Continue reading The UNSTOPPABLE Girl by Elarif Rkia, Morocco

Interview with an Illegal Immigrant by Taha Barakaoui From Tunisia

I met Mohamed in Palermo, Italy. Mohamed, 31 year old, is an illegal immigrant from Tunisia. He gently accepted to answer to my questions in a small bar at Ballaro market. -Tell me first about your childhood. What led you to think that illegal immigration was the only solution? I grew up in the countryside, … Continue reading Interview with an Illegal Immigrant by Taha Barakaoui From Tunisia