Warscapes Articles

March 20, 2017
Nicaragua was an international cause célèbre in the 1980s. Activist and intellectuals from around the world visited and wrote about this...
February 28, 2017
During the conflict in Northern Uganda, more than 60,000 children and youths were abducted by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), and some 8,...
February 24, 2017
The only prospect more enthralling than a last stand is a Hollywoodized version of it. Zulu (1964) portrayed the 1879 battle at Rourke’s...
December 20, 2016
When Boubacar Traoré first achieved fame in the 1960s, it was tethered to a social responsibility. Hits like Mali Twist were immediately...
December 11, 2016
The opening shots of Christine Cynn’s Shooting Ourselves encapsulates the jarring visual world of the arms industry. The film begins in a...
November 30, 2016
With simple elegance, Scholastique Mukasonga etches a dedication at the beginning of Cockroaches that ensures the subjects of her memoir,...
November 25, 2016
It was during the final run of Conference of the Birds, the most recent NYU Tisch School of the Arts’ play, that rebel-held Aleppo lost...
November 20, 2016
When Duke University Press announced that their Series Q would be officially terminated in 2012, there was already a sense that the...
September 8, 2016
Amitav Ghosh’s latest non-fiction The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable sets him apart from writers like Naomi Klein...
August 16, 2016
Moazzam Begg has become somewhat of a household name in the British campaign against extraordinary renditions and for the rights of...
July 7, 2016
In an interview given to Le Monde in 2010, Algerian historian Mohammed Harbi declared that “[s]ince [Algerian] independence, history is...

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