On Leaving

Have you seen the new Aladdin? Picture that city minus the magic and the ottoman architectural influences. That’s where I live.…

Time to Get Real

“How can I be real with people about what it’s like to be here in North Africa?” That’s what I asked my roommate, Ashley, before I sat down to write this afternoon.

Mixed Motives

I came to Africa with mixed motives.  I came because I love my Arab refugee friends and I wanted to…

In Defense of Complexity: Static vs. Story

Have you ever noticed that Santa’s not the only one keeping a naughty list? Just scroll through the headlines on your news app or watch a few late night comedy clips. We all have them—personal lists, collective lists.