Choking on Silence

East Kurdistan is one of the most heavily assimilated, deeply oppressed and significantly under reported regions of Kurdistan. There are many reasons for this. All political. And all part of Iran’s grand ayatol...

A Symbolistic Power – Jilî Kurdî

On the 10th of March every year the Kurdistan Regional Government and its citizens colour the entire town with their attire. Whether they be heading to work, school, university or spending the day shopping in t...

Interview with Taffan Ako Taha

Taffan was born in 1994 in Slemani, Kurdistan. Her family migrated to Sweden when she was only two years of age.  "We had to leave because of the Saddam war," Taffan recalls.  She grew up in Sweden and graduate...

Waging a war on society

Three years of war and terror in the midst of the Syrian war, Western Kurdistan has seen hundreds of thousands of Kurdish citizens flee their homes to become refugees in their own lands. The divided nature of K...

Interview with Ava Homa

Above photo courtesy of Katrina Afonso. Ava Xan was born in East Kurdistan and educated in both Iran and Canada, she holds an MA in English Language and Literature from the University of Tehran and an MA in Cr...