Starting over the next few months I will be conducting a number of bilingual interviews on Lebanon with people that I admire who live in Lebanon or who have left Lebanon. Since 1990 Lebanon has been experiencing what is misleadingly called a postwar period. The warlords that built their status and their capital (financial, symbolic, […]
Raw stories from 21 black African students at the American University of Beirut
“They can only testify to the events they experience by exhibiting the indignity inflicted upon them”
We heard of efforts to send you Christmas cards and decided to take this opportunity to send you this short letter of support and solidarity.
“Enab Baladi is a unique record of the Syrian people speaking without fear”
Remember and don’t forget its new name, as its light envelops the Lebanese uprising, and it illuminates the whole coast.
From the heart of the October Revolution I write to you my little brother.
“Eid’s personal plight, composed as an epistolary address to her deceased father, is entangled with more general symptoms of public paralysis,” writes Saadi Nikro
By Terry Burke, as part of a decentralized effort to challenge the anglophone institutional left.
Hummus For Thought is pleased to announce the release of “Enab Baladi: Citizen Chronicles of the Syrian Uprising”, available as a free PDF.
“It is ‘normal’ to expect outbursts of violence in Lebanon, often coupled with grand displays of toxic masculinity and, often still, with sectarian/conservative pronouncements”
“I came of age at the height and heart of the “Abortion Wars”—an all-American terrorism campaign waged in the name Christianity”
This is the story of an idea called Daraya. It is the story of a sick world.
Norman Saadi Nikro on John Berger’s encounter with a Yasmine Hamdan performance
“We hear many of these stories in the documentary, stories that exemplify Lebanon’s extraordinary tendency to defy whatever would seem to be in its own self-interest”
Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance and murder at the hands of the Saudi regime has set precedents in several ways.
“From Gaza’s border on the Friday of Breaking the Siege, greetings to the rebellious throats in Idlib who went out and shouted”
“It’s rather despicable to use some corpses to bury others. And quite daring to oppose the martyrdom of Yemeni children to the plight of Syria’s.”
“Reading about Sarajevo is to feel less alone. It’s to tell oneself that others before us went through the same challenges. In another country. Another context.”
“As these immigrants traveled across the Mediterranean and Atlantic to “Amirka” they were required to have an ethnic/national identity if they were to gain entry to the place that they hoped would make them a handsome sum of money and afford them new opportunities.”