Singer Emel Mathlouthi: A Voice Without Fear

Emel Mathlouthi’s voice is a clarion call for humanity to regain its humanity. The Tunisian singer was born in the country’s capital, Tunis, in 1984, right at the end of the two-month bread riots.

Mohammed Abed Al-Jabri: The Modern Averroes

Mohammed Abed Al-Jabri is...

A Bird that Forsook His Nest: The Travels of Ibn Battuta

Abu Abdallah Ibn Battuta, a native of Tangier, Morocco, was one of the greatest travelers of pre-modern times.

A Driving Force for Change: Manal al-Sharif

Manal al-Sharif is a Saudi Arabian activist who was a key figure in the 2011 campaign to give the kingdom’s women the right to drive.