Islamic Parties in the Kurdistan Region

The violence of some groups of Islamic extremists has become an observable reality, for example in Syria and Tunisia. This needs a more accurate research so that we would be able to know the causes, their sprea...

Jîyan – Life

A short story. He had been sick for nearly over a year now but the doctors were hopeful of a full recovery. At the check up the week before the doctors had said he had improved dramatically. No matter how many ...

A Starving Nation

As a Kurd, have you ever felt the strain of answering questions about your existence?  Has anyone ever questioned your place in history? How well do you know about your heritage? I'm sure we can all think of a ...

Two Worlds, One Family

I know many of you have been in the situation of feeling like you live in two different worlds but with one family.  Thirty years ago, our Kurdish parents were too busy fighting for the Kurdish struggle. Our fa...

“The Proper Kurdish Girl”

As a Kurdish girl, I am always fighting a battle between traditionalism and modernism, as if these two ideologies are dichotomies on opposite sides of a cultural spectrum. I am here to contest this illusion tha...

My Kurdish Neighbor

Like any typical Kurdish parents, mine decided they wanted to turn our American backyard into a Kurdish animal farm. My dad bought four chicks; one rooster and two rabbits, and then built a shed for them.  Unfo...

The pen is stronger than the knife

I’ve always had much faith in the expression “the pen is stronger than the knife”. Even though we all know it isn’t physically true, I believe it mentally is. A knife can kill one person, and leave hundreds in ...