Culture and Education

The new wave of Kurdish migration

Aras Ahmed Mhamad speaks to Kurds about their views on the current migration of Kurdistan’s youth to diaspora, learning about both underlying reasons and expected consequences. Some 5,000 people, mostly young, ...

Zaxo, from memory

Zaxo, from memory Jerusalem of Kurdistan A captive remnant An island unto an island Shaded by towering, uninhibited minarets. Torah flowed like the Khabur A thirst never fully quenched Quieted by constant water...

The Dilemma of Kurdish Dark Tourism

On September 13th 2014, the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant launched a major offensive on Kobanî, a canton in Western Kurdistan (Northern Syria). ISIL, as it has been mediated in the media, is an extremist...

36 years of Immortality

“If you cannot serve your nation, at least do not betray them" The immortal words of Nemir Mullah Mustafa Barzani.  The brutal regime of Abdel Kareem Qasim and the fall of the Ottoman Empire sparked a revolutio...

Hepse Xanî Neqîb (1891-1953)

Women of Kurdistan - Hepse Xanî Neqîb (1891-1953) 'I'm proud to be a woman, and especially a Kurdish one, there is no difference between men and women, so I am going to continue' - Hepse Xanî Neqîb We have been...

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