June 23, 2014
“As my African Express flight from Nairobi made its slow descent into Mogadishu, I looked out the window of the plane and saw the shores of...
Reviews
June 17, 2014
Concerning Violence , a documentary by Swedish filmmaker Göran Hugo Olsson, opened to a packed theatre at the Sydney Film Festival last...
Reportage
June 10, 2014
They come in ones and twos, sometimes more. Some of the patients have fresh bullet holes or machete wounds, while others suffer wounds that...
Poetry
May 4, 2014
Editor's Introduction Marcel Proust writes of being in his bedroom and hearing what seems to be a riot in the street outside. Then, his...
Reviews
May 2, 2014
In With Our Eyes Wide Open: Poems of the New American Century , Eduardo Galeano’s prose poem, “The Nobodies,” calls for recognition: “The...
Art
April 7, 2014
Tammam-Azzam.jpg Artist's Introduction There is no war in Syria. There is a revolution. Art cannot save the country. Nothing can save Syria...
Art
April 1, 2014
My interest in the intersection between art and war developed out of a personal experience, which continued to shape and inform my academic...
column
March 30, 2014
Just weeks after the US invaded Iraq in March of 2003, narratives about the conflict began to flood into publishing houses. Although there...
Poetry
February 23, 2014
July 5th 2012 marked the 50th anniversary of Algeria’s independence. Albert Camus’s 100th birthday was celebrated a year later, on November...