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...

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...

A Castle of Two Rivers – Qaladze

To the north of the city of Slemani, sits a town on top of a hill in-between two rivers called Qaladze. Just like many other towns in Kurdistan, Qaladze is surrounded by intimidating yet beautiful mountains tha...

Silent Stories by Pishtgir Goran

“You don't make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.” - Ansel Adams....

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...

A Free Kurdistan

"The man is a bridge not a goal," said Nietzsche, I say I am the bridge to my goal, a free Kurdistan. Neither do I feel like a nationalist nor a patriot at this very moment when I write down the word 'Kurdistan...

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...

Destination Amed: Diaries from home

Destination Amed: Diaries from home; On our first day in the city, we step out to get some breakfast before our guided tour around the city. Though it’s early, the weather is already hot, and having travelled f...