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...

Assimilation

Even those individuals who have a great understanding and interest on the topic of assimilation understand that it is an extremely challenging and complicated area to investigate and explore. Below I will attem...

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...

The road to my big curly waves

As a beauty blogger, there are a few questions you get over and over no matter how many times you answer. Being a Kurdish girl with long thick wavy hair, the question I get the most is "how can I get your hair?...

East Kurdistan Newroz Celebrations 2713

Kurds in East Kurdistan are usually given more leeway in the celebrating Newroz, owing to the fact that it is deeply embedded in Iranian culture as well unlike in Turkey, Syria, and Iraq where the celebration d...

Qazi Mohammad’s last words

My dears .These are the last hours of my life and I ask this of you :For the love of god ,stop being each others’ enemies. Be as one and have each others’ back in the face of unfair and merciless enemy. Do not ...

The Bitter Truth of Sweetness

This article was originally written for and published by Awat Newspaper. In my last article about obesity I highlighted that the biggest co-morbidity known to obesity is type II diabetes. Diabetes is a metaboli...

I Have Never Been Afraid of Death

A Letter from political prisoner Ehsan Fattahian, two days before his execution Last ray of sun at sunset, is the path that I want to write on, The sound of leaves under my feet, say to me: Let yourself fall, ...

The Recovery Road to a Sane Nation

This article was originally written for and published by Awat Newspaper. In my last article The Suicidal Truth I spoke about the problem of Suicide in Kurdistan, this article will focus more broadly on general...

Mamosta Hejar

Tu Ji Kê Derê Yî Ji Elezîz, Bedlîs û Mêrdînê, Zaza û Miks û Kilîs û Efrînê, Dersîm, Erzirom, Erzinganê, Bayîzd û Sêrt û Wanê, Meletê, Dorinde û Bostan, Diyarbekir û Cizîra Botan, Westan û Xozat û Palo, Mûş û C...