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Kenza Saadi

Kenza Saadi holds a BA from Cornell University and a PhD from Columbia University. Among other activities, she worked in the humanitarian field in war zones. Mother of an eight year old, she now lectures on ethics and publishes poetry.
Opinions

Looking for wisdom

Wisdom the forgotten element as the world commiserates for itself. What is wisdom? Where is it? It is in me. It is in you. Wisdom is simple, just like beauty. Defining it may be a tad complicated, and may need…

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Are you Muslim?

So many of us are nowadays faced with the question ‘Are you Muslim?’ This goes beyond trying to get a Visa. It is has, unfortunately, become a rather common question, and many people seem to have no qualms about asking…

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Be yourself, my sister

Multiculturalism – that great integrator that people strive to define as they keep calling for integration. As politicians try and define what a German or an American or a Dane is supposed to be, sometimes in unsubtle ways, there are…

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Experiences

Kaka Ibrahim

It was early November; a cold and rainy day in Mazar-e-Sharif. The family was heading to the house of Kaka (Uncle) Ibrahim to celebrate the Eid. As we drove, the rain grew heavier and colder, while the mud on the…

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The beleaguered fortress

For the past week or so, I have been immersed in Bertrand Russell‘s writings. I do that often. I find what he writes comforting as violence spins out of control in so many parts of the world: some very close…

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Failing our children

From the latest UNICEF report: Today, 50 million children have had to leave their homes because of conflict; One in 200 refugees in the world is a child; There are twice as many children refugees in 2015 than they were…

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Experiences

Kaka Karim: a true story

In a small village of Sar-e Pol Province in northern Afghanistan, lives a most gentle and quiet man: Kaka (Uncle) Karim. A river passes through the village, sometimes quiet, sometimes tumultuous, a reflection of the country’s history. The village has…

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The language of peace

I woke up this morning to the news that four hospitals and a blood bank had been hit in Aleppo, Syria. I woke up yesterday to the news of a massive explosion in Kabul. I woke up the day before……

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Poetry

Change your perspective

You know how they say love is a trap. You fall in love. So yes, in this case it is. And you can only get out of it with the keys of tears. I am here to propose something different….

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Opinions

Art as hope

I was really sad to hear about the death of the great Qawwali singer Amjad Fareed Sabri (b.1976) a few days ago. As so many obituaries and social comments following the murder insisted: ‘The Taliban may have killed Amjad Sabri,…

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Who is listening?

The alarm goes off on my mobile phone and I touch ‘stop.’ I pick it up. I hesitate. Do I check the headlines? Do I gently touch the square? Should I? Can’t it wait? Assailed so early in the morning……

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