Dalia Al-Dujaili Column: Who wants Chai?
Columns by Middle Eastern and North African artists and cultural professionals. Inspiring, exciting and, or humanistic stories out of their everyday life.
Dalia Al-Dujaili column: Dance is the pursuit of pleasure and of purpose
Dance is the pursuit of pleasure and of purposeDancing might be one of the most instinctual acts, but it is worth considering how much meaning and intention it can carry.
Dalia Al-Dujaili column: Mother’s Spice Cupboard
A Map Drawn By My Mother's Spice CupboardDomestic spaces and the act of cooking provides many of those in the diaspora a portal to homelands rarely or never visited. As we reminisce on how spice cupboards informed joyous moments of our childhoods, it may be worth asking how they will inform our uncertain futures too.
Karim Elhaoui column: Qahwa with the boys
Qahwa with the boysBack in summer I traveled from Groningen to my father's home country Tunisia. It's always something special for me because it's like diving into another world. Especially the men's coffee shops fascinate me. Mostly run down on the outside and flooded with a specific kind of white plastic furniture, these spots are a playground for guys between 20 and 50 years. Usually the chairs are not arranged in groups but facing the street. Confidential topics and everyday conversations are conducted here. A meeting point similar to a schoolyard, a smoking area or a kitchen in the office. This time I joined my cousin and his boys.
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