By Mahmoud H, Palestine The ones who lead us to the troubles, who? Now I am going to tell you bro The problem is not the two fighting kids The problem is with the greedy elders Even though they get grey and bold They are like mountains, selfish, and solid Yes, they remain Like … Continue reading The ones who lead us to the troubles, who?
I don't remember the exact day but it was on January 2009. It was a very normal and peaceful day in Tunisia but unfortunately it wasn't the case in another place of the world (2300 kilometers away to be exact). It was the Israel-Gaza war. The Gaza strip was hit by airstrikes, unfortunately, bombs don't … Continue reading Freedom by Yosra Béjaoui – Tunisia
In 2013 a group of young students and I, at the University of Tripoli, created a book club. At first it was an initiative by the student union and another active team working at the university: the LES team. None of us knew anything about the each other, only the fact that we loved reading. … Continue reading Literature in Danger by Rima, Libya
Wouldn’t it be odd, if someday you stepped out of your little corner, out of the mist that’s been invading your existence and just rushed into the world without any precautions or early arrangements? Wouldn’t it surprise you to come across various facts that you’ve been ignoring for so long? How chilling it might be … Continue reading A Quest for Freedom by Firas, Tunisia – photo essay –
It was second week of September 2001, I remember clearly that day. The wind was blowing fast and I could see the plastic bags dancing in sky alongside the dust in Quetta, Pakistan. I was an 8 year old refugee kid who just left home, I remember I was wearing a light green Afghani dress … Continue reading Impact of 9/11 on Afghanistan by Atiqullah Rahimi, Afghanistan
Five years after the revolution of « Dignity », the country is still transitioning. Many observers praised Tunisia’s “budding democracy” and celebrated its last milestones : a new constitution, new promised democratic institutions, new political actors and just recently the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet, a coalition of civil society … Continue reading 5 Years After The Tunisian Revolution : Are Tunisians Losing Their Dignity? by Rahma Sghaier From Tunisia
The series of memorial days caught me off-guard this year. Off-guard and thinking, which is always dangerous when observing the status quo because one is bound to find stains in the pristine public consciousness. And the stains I found aren’t in commemoration, an art we have rightfully mastered. A soldier or innocent citizen who has … Continue reading Remembrance in Action by Moriya Rosenberg, Israel