Video: Libyan Flavours – Tea

Just over two months old, Libyan Flavours (“نكهات ليبية”) has established itself as “an initiative to keep the identity of Libya alive,”  already garnering a strong base of some fifty-five thousand followers who regularly post photos of  paintings, landscapes, meals, and snapshots from quotidian life in Libya. The producers themselves have released two well-advertised videos over the more »

Video: Novelist Ibrahim Al-Koni in Discussion with Syrian Poet Adonis

“It was in fact a spontaneous revolution by unarmed people, marching in protest and seeking their rights.”

“Humans of Tripoli” Aims the Lens at Libyans on the Street

Humans of Libya (Facebook page)

The photos of Humans of Tripoli depict everyday life in Libya.

Obama Nominates New Ambassador to Libya

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Who is Deborah K. Jones? The career diplomat has served as the U.S.c ambassador to Kuwait from 2008-2011. She’s also served in Syria, Turkey, Ethiopia and the United Arab Emirates. She’s currently a scholar at the Middle East Institute. She has two kids and speaks fluent Arabic. She was chosen to represent the American people more »

Omar Kikli’s “Prison Sketches”

The following is an excerpt from Libyan writer Omar al-Kikli’s Prison Sketches (2012), translated from the Arabic by Sebastian Anstis. Read more at Jadaliyya. The Tea Theory of Relativity For us, tea was a matter of utmost importance; it was the only pleasure we had. It was so important that one of us, arguing with more »

Libyan Cafés Serve a “Cup of Culture” Alongside Sips of Coffee

(Adapted from the Arabic, Imed ud-Din Hamaam for Al-Arabiya News) “It is not by bread alone that man lives”–or at least, not the kind of life that Salah Hasan, an entrepreneur in the Libyan capital of Tripoli, wants for his people. Initiatives such as Hasan’s “Cup of Culture” in Safwa Coffee café, are part of a more »

“A Safer Libya Without Guns”

Check out this great PSA from SafeLibya.com on gun control. Libya’s gun control problem has lead to continued violence in the region and the NTC’s attempts at weapons collections have proved futile. ALSO READ: Libya’s escalating gun problem [AL JAZEERA ENGLISH]