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. ...more

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. ...more

The Saturday Rumpus Essay: The Living Wound

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Ancestors need a scratch, a stretch sometimes, too. ...more

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. ...more

“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.

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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 Rulers” and “Sex in the Arab World.”

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