Gaza from the Inside Out

How does life look outside of Gaza?! by Husam, Gaza, Palestine I have always asked myself what a young man in his twenties - exactly like me - is doing in another part of the world? And how will I get past my twenties without trying great experiences yet? I haven't tried to jump from … Continue reading Gaza from the Inside Out

Yemen Prays for Khashoggi, But Who Prays for Yemen?

By Yazeed, Yemen For years, and perhaps decades, none of the horrific stories of kidnapping, torturing or assassinating journalists has caught the world's attention like the current story of the disappearance and possible assassination of a well-known Saudi journalist in Turkey last week. Jamal Khashoggi, who is a prominent Saudi journalist and a critic of … Continue reading Yemen Prays for Khashoggi, But Who Prays for Yemen?

Friends forever by Aya, Palestine

"Friends forever", that's what we called each other. We had planned our future since we were in tenth grade, and we planned what we wanted to be in the future. We worked hard on studying for our Al-Tawjeehi exams (the end of high school exams). We used to chat together, sometimes argue and other times … Continue reading Friends forever by Aya, Palestine

My Three Months in Prison by Kedy Osman Ali, Sudan

In 2008, I was a 22-year-old boy. I finished my last exam for the Sudan High School Certificate. I was supposed to start my national service, which was compulsory in the Sudan, in two months. About 1,500 fellow students and I were receiving national service training when we were ordered to go to fight the … Continue reading My Three Months in Prison by Kedy Osman Ali, Sudan