Voices

In Memoriam: Naji al-Ali, a Great Palestinian and Arab Cartoonist

“When I was a child my mother told me I was a Palestinian, but the whole world told me I was a refugee. I used to ask myself: ‘what am I?’” [1] ~ Naji al-Ali

Edward Said: The Undying Legacy of an Exceptional Thinker

Edward Said rose to prominence and came to international fame following his ground-breaking contributions in the field of postcolonial studies. He is deservedly recognized as the father of postcolonialism, having presented theories that still exert influence on scholars worldwide.

American-Palestinian Rashida Tlaib to Become First Muslim Woman in U.S. Congress

After winning the Michigan Democratic primary on Tuesday, former state representative Rashida Tlaib, is expected to win November’s midterm election for a two-year term that will begin in January 2019.

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.
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Mohammed Arkoun’s Critique of Islamic Reason

Mohammed Arkoun was an Al...

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.