The African Iceberg attempts to sketch the interconnections between conflict, identity, and gender in Africa. Of course, in addressing these issues, this blog is merely the tip of an enormous iceberg.
Learn more about and read Emily's blog here.
African Letters aims to present Africa's contemporary literary identity—especially as it relates to books, writers, publishing, and literary events—to a worldwide audience.
Learn more about and read Emmanuel's blog here.
I feel eternally grateful for spending my childhood in Lahore, Pakistan, a city in the heart of a country that has been recklessly branded as one of the most dangerous in the world.
Learn more about and read Anam's blog here.
Today, reconciliation following violent conflict and unrest is becoming increasingly emphasized as a pathway towards sustainable peace. It’s also true that "reconciliation" is very difficult to achieve, let alone define.
Learn more about and read Bennett's blog here.
I first visited China in 2008 to research Internet and mobile phone use for environmentalism, but it was also a means for me to win a debate with a classmate from Shanghai.
Learn more about and read Chris's blog here.
This blog comes out of a desire to encourage others (and myself) to take a step back from our tired debates over policies of protection and humanitarian issues and begin a new dialogue.
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“Double Reading” is inspired by French philosopher Sarah Kofman’s essay about the double nature of art and images. A writer’s writer in a crusade to turn art criticism into art, and aesthetics into an ethics of seeing.
Learn more about and read Arie's blog here.
No matter where you are in the world, the debates surrounding immigration are complex, frustrating, and heated. The discussion tends to the abstract, leaving behind the faces and names of those affected by government policy.
Learn more about and read Jika's blog here.
This blog pivots around Kashmir, my homeland, which is my inspiration and subject of my research. It also carries my thoughts on writing and poetry, which are my lifeblood.
Learn more about and read Ather's blog here.
The Middle Kingdom is going through a period of rapid transformation, which is riveting and bewildering to the outside world; its rise has brought benefits to some and caused concerns for others. Inside the country, China's awakening is having similar impacts on its own people.
Learn more about and read Dorjee's blog here.
Film critique for the socially conscious. With film as the fulcrum, Corinne Goldenberg connects the dots between sociology, anthropology, international affairs, cultural studies, political theory, and various isms.
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There is a lot to be said for letting people speak, to minimize one's role as interviewer to that of listener. It is my belief that every person has a story and all too often, people are not given the means nor the time to tell these stories.
Learn more about and read J.K.'s blog here.
The blog of The Mantle's founder, Shaun Randol, is a mixed bag. You'll find quick book reviews, pithy thoughts on arts and culture, musings on international affairs, interviews, and all sorts of miscellaneous contemplations. In short, there's no rhyme or reason or theme.
Learn more about and read Shaun's blog here.
Tricia has traveled to many regions where countries are caught in the cycle of violence.
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A Polish dissident once told me, “If it took 40 years to create this mentality, why shouldn’t it take 40 years to undo it?” Indeed, though we’ve now surpassed 20 years since the Berlin Wall was torn down, Central and Eastern Europe remain a work in progress.
Learn more about and read Michael's blog here.