Posts Tagged: Libya

Caroline Chege Is the Politician the World Needs

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Against all odds, Caroline Chege is fighting for female representation in Kenya.

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VISIBLE: Women Writers of Color: Abeer Hoque

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Abeer Hoque talks about coming of age in the predominantly white suburbs of Pittsburgh, rewriting her memoir manuscript ten times, and looking for poetry in prose.

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The Saturday Rumpus Essay: The Living Wound

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Ancestors need a scratch, a stretch sometimes, too.

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The Rumpus Interview with Saleem Haddad

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Saleem Haddad discusses his debut novel Guapa, the Orlando shootings, the importance of queer spaces, and Arab literature.

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“Don’t Let Them Call You Anything Else”

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Tasbeeh Herwees has a fantastic essay up at the Toast about her Libyan mother’s insistence that Americans use her given name rather than an anglicized nickname, confusing though they may find it to pronounce. And apparently most Americans aren’t willing to remedy that confusion, a fact which used to weigh heavily on Herwees. A preview: […]

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Unbanned Books

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“Tables were piled high with once-banned books as political hopefuls, returning expats and intellectuals gathered to celebrate the unbanning.” On Monday, Libya celebrated the removal of censorship laws with a ceremony at the Royal Palace in Tripoli. Unbanned books included Arablic translated versions of “The Secret Life of Saddam Hussein,” “The CIA Files of Arab […]

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Libya Roundup

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You can follow the Guardian’s live coverage here. Al Jazeerah is reporting that fighting has broken out near Gaddafi’s compound in Tripoli, but so far, no sign of Gaddafi himself. Two of Gaddafi’s sons, however, have been captured.. The Secretary-General of NATO released this statement on the future of Libya, Jonathan Steele warns that Libya […]

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The News from Libya

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A coalition including the US, France, the UK, and Italy has begun air and missile strikes in Libya. President Obama authorized limited military action by US forces, but also said that the US will not send ground troops in. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton also emphasized that the US is not taking a lead role […]

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Libya

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I’m snatching a few minutes between the classes I’ve taught and the papers I have to grade to try to catch up on Libya, which is impossible since events there are setting my Twitter feed on fire. As has been the case since Tunisia got this wave going, Mother Jones has good background on the […]

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