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...

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...

Honouring our martyrs by Shwan Fatah

The views and opinions expressed herein are those of the author alone and they do not necessarily reflect those of the institutions to which he is affiliated. Below is the text translation taken from footage ca...

Genocide and Lyrics: Music after death

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1xIgLja3pU To survive we write, we record, we capture and disseminate, we transcribe and translate. Survival comes not just with a second chance at life, but it comes in the for...

The Winds lament

The worn rubber tyres crushed a clutter of small rocks and compounded the Earth, sweeping the dusty remnants behind it as the rusty white pick-up truck jerked along on the road to Halabja. A weary eyed man kept...