“We can rise from the ashes”

Clar Ni Chonghaile finds signs of progress in the Somali capital

21 Jun 12 | Comments (0)

Is that what we fought for?

Researching her new book, Lindsey Hilsum spoke to Libyan women about their role in post-Gaddafi politics

12 Apr 12 | Comments (0)

Broadcasting revolution

Radio allowed Algerians to enter into a “vast network of information… a world where things happen… where forces act,” wrote Frantz Fanon. Daniel Nethery surveys the work of the controversial Martinique-born writer, who died fifty years ago today, and its resonances in the Arab Spring

06 Dec 11 | Comments (0)

How different is Morocco?

Last week’s election helps illuminate where Morocco fits into the Arab Spring, writes Norman Abjorensen

30 Nov 11 | Comments (0)

Colonialism’s prequel

Julia Clancy-Smith’s Mediterraneans looks at a neglected period with contemporary resonance, writes Lorenzo Veracini

16 Sep 11 | Comments (1)

Free electrons

Daniel Nethery reviews an optimistic account of the Tunisian revolution by one of its online and offline participants

07 Sep 11 | Comments (0)

Crisis management

Perhaps ten million displaced people live in camps, often for years or even decades, writes Klaus Neumann

26 Aug 11 | Comments (0)

Understanding Somali society

The distinguished anthropologist I.M. Lewis discusses the background to the famine in Somalia

17 Aug 11 | Comments (0)