Bhakti Shringarpure
June 2, 2013
A few years ago, the city council of Lucca in the Tuscan region of Italy declared a ban on "ethnic" foods. The council explained that this...
Bhakti Shringarpure
June 1, 2013
A couple of years ago, I interviewed Fatma El-Mehdi , an activist for the Western Sahara independence movement in its long struggle to...
Bhakti Shringarpure
March 21, 2013
The Warscapes Retrospective Uncertain Borders: Gloria Anzaldua in Focus commemorates 25 years since the publication of the groundbreaking...
Bhakti Shringarpure
March 18, 2013
The concept of a visa as simple document for entry and exit into countries obfuscates the enormity of a process that is difficult,...
Goce Smilevski
January 22, 2013
Goce Smilevski’s novel Freud’s Sister begins with Sigmund Freud’s sister Adolfina’s harrowing journey to a concentration camp and,...
Bhakti Shringarpure
December 3, 2012
“War may be serious business, but you would never know it from the casual manner in which African wars tend to be reported in the Western...
Bhakti Shringarpure
August 23, 2012
I first met exiled Iranian cartoonist Mana Neyestani at Etonnants Voyageurs, an annual literary festival of grand scale set in St. Malo on...
Bhakti Shringarpure
July 20, 2012
The deliberate destruction of monuments is an act as age-old as man’s ability to build those very monuments. The past decade and a half has...
Fatma El-Mehdi
March 22, 2012
As the Arab Spring spread across several countries in the Middle East and North Africa, American philosopher Noam Chomsky argued that it...
Bhakti Shringarpure
January 9, 2012
Bhakti Shringarpure: Do give us some political and personal context with regards to your novel Traitor. Shobasakthi: On July 25, 1983, the...