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This story is piercing

By Hawar Moradi and Fazil Moradi  It moves through my whole being, and keeps me worryingly wide-awake. It has inhabited my body for a long time, traveling along the walls, and rivers. From one home to the omnipresent seas, and…

Bottom of the sea

By Hawar Moradi Nowadays when I am walking by the sea, I keep looking at the sun, That keeps staring back at me.    I see the giant waves coming towards me I see how they calm down and become smaller, to finally…

 Portraits

By Hasan Falah For a long time, I strived to understand the pain of displacement. I wanted to create hate and love. I wanted to face the displacement in me, but it was hard. My soul was wounded from moving away from my childhood city, but…

Jwamer Dishad’s Women

by Sarah Mills It is with a macabre surrealism that Kurdish artist Jwamer Dishad depicts his women. Contemplating the feminine subjects of his artwork, the viewer is inevitably led to recall the twofold struggle for independence that…

Performing through portrait

“The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story,” By Avan Omar The statement above was made by Chimamanda Ngozi…

The Traveller 

Poem By: Aso Jabar Gaze from the fate of an evening A breath at the shore of this dream is meaningless Where are the doors of the seasons? Where is the dream full of lusty stars?! Where is the seagull and the brimful whiny chest of…