Culture and Education

I am not Free – Ez Ne Azad’im

Azadî, Freedom (in Kurdish), is a word I hear very often. Kurds have been relentlessly demanding their freedom and liberty for centuries; these two demands have always been the blueprint of the Kurdish question...

Freedom

The idea of freedom comes up often. Yet, if we do not have a common definition then the word alone has little meaning. Within this article, I will explain my definition of freedom and how it affects ones self. ...

21 Faces of Newroz

On the 21st March, the people of Kurdistan welcomed the year 2714 and celebrated the first day of Spring, it is on this day that hundreds of thousands of Kurds take to various beautiful locations across Kurdist...

Newroz street parade in Slemani

Every year on the 20th March, tens of thousands of people flock to the city centre and come together in celebration of Newroz. Dressed in their traditional Kurdish clothes, men, women and children enjoy live en...

A Peoples hope

It’s early in the morning, almost 6 am. My mother wakes me, she says ‘sleeping on such a day!?’ As the kids come and irritate me, I see them all dressed; they all have brand new clothes on, full of colour, I ev...

Emotions surfacing in the motherland

In the month of March, Listen to the cries of the mountains, Listen to the pleas of the martyrs, Ey Kurdistan For the past 26 years Kurds have commemorated the gruesome chemical attacks on Halabja in a month th...

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...

A Nation Where Death Never Departs

Kurdistan, a home that became a dream not only for the old, but also for the children of the Kurdistan. The fourth biggest nationality in the Middle East are the Kurds. The Kurds united by a common history, cul...

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