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ISSUE 2. PASSAGE
When you’ve moved more times than you can count, uprooted from very different soils, at some point, you’ll get anxious. You’ll stare longingly out a window, down a street, through a doorway. How can you know for certain that the life you’re about to leave behind will keep on? Once you’ve left, does it stop existing altogether? Eventually, when your plane takes off or you pull out of the driveway, that last sliver of home in your periphery is replaced by clouds and wisps whizzing by. You’re about to plant yourself anew—but until you’re in the soil, do you exist? You’re now in-between...
by Hélé Béji with Jorge Rodriguez and Audri Augenbraum,
Hélé Béji explores the dissociative feeling of Tunisia’s transitions
by Linnea Bennett,
Folk songs share a stage, but can they build a bridge?
by Ahmed Alrefaie,
Bringing modern and traditional culture together
with Mohammad Zaza,
All the elements of creation, both natural and technological, are already expressed in the universe
by Ajna Biya,
"Five rules for surviving Saudi women's high society."
by Priyanka Sacheti,
A perpetual mover builds her home out of words.