Questioning ‘exile’

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In my mind and memories, exile was a remote and strange place. It was where the persecuted were forced to seek safety from arrest or death, where they were embattled...
Thoughts on exile in Germany

17 July 2021
We aren’t really over there, and we aren’t here either, struggling to find any satisfactory formula to solve the problem of our roots. We don’t understand what to do with...
Sultana’s story

10 July 2021
My grandmother Sultana used to tell us these stories every time the electricity cut off and we gathered together in the dark. She talked and talked and talked without getting...
Remembering my friend Bassel Shahadeh

28 May 2021
Bassel’s family and friends handed me a great responsibility when they asked me to complete his film, a responsibility that will continue to stay with me, like a mountain on...
Wael Sawah: 'I sacrificed literature for politics'

26 May 2021
"I have to admit: I think I have a double personality. When I am in the company of artists and novelists, I forget about politics and politicians, and as soon...
Returning to Abu Alaa al-Maari in our year of plague

13 May 2021
Anyone who tries to create some form of art, I suppose, is plagued every now and then with cynicism and pessimism. Especially during periods of collapse. “Why do anything?” we...
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