Writing in the dark without electricity, Bissan Fakih recounts the blast that devastated Lebanon's capital one year ago, and charts the country's dizzying collapse into utter dysfunction and despair ever since.
Syrian writer and former political prisoner Yassin al-Haj Saleh talks revolution, Europe’s Syrian diaspora, and being “tragically hopeful” with Le Monde’s Christophe Ayad on the occasion of ten years since the Syrian uprising.
On the tenth anniversary of the Syrian uprising, Mona Rafea writes from inside Homs, the devastated city once dubbed “the capital of the revolution.”
On the tenth anniversary of the Egyptian revolution, Lina Attalah reflects on the moment alongside the writings of Walter Benjamin, concluding that we must not look "at the past as an eternal image but as an ongoing set of experiences."
One year on from its uprising, with much of Beirut in ruins, Lebanon is in the depths of despair. Yet a way forward out the abyss remains possible.