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 »
“It was in fact a spontaneous revolution by unarmed people, marching in protest and seeking their rights.”
The photos of Humans of Tripoli depict everyday life in Libya.
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 »
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 »
(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 »