April 3, 2017
On May 17, 1974, a series of car bombs exploded without warning on the streets of Dublin and nearby Monaghan, Ireland. The bombs wreaked...
Reviews
November 30, 2016
With simple elegance, Scholastique Mukasonga etches a dedication at the beginning of Cockroaches that ensures the subjects of her memoir,...
Reviews
March 7, 2016
Kamal Aljafari remembers when Jaffa was transformed into civil war-torn Beirut. Under the direction of Menachem Golan, the production team...
Reviews
October 26, 2015
Early this year I returned to northern Uganda during the dry season and was reminded of the pervasive nature of dust, the way it defines...
Reviews
June 9, 2015
Ondjaki’s book, Granma Nineteen and the Soviet’s Secret is an homage to the author’s childhood memories. However, the author does not use...
column
October 21, 2014
Violence is a key ingredient of human storytelling: from our first oral tales, violent acts have heightened audience attention and...
Literature
October 6, 2014
Houses in small towns have strange nicknames. My parents' house, for instance, is known to the residents of the locality as White House –...
Literature
September 18, 2014
The resting place of the dead is respected here. Straight lines, manicured grass, clean concrete and untouched graves. Everything has its...
Art
August 7, 2014
In Argentina, when we find ourselves referring to Madres with capital M we unequivocally mean the mothers of the desaparecidos ; the...