Stories in Bullet Holes

Originally posted on Losing Ground:
A Google search for ‘bullet holes’ returns a majority of results of stock photos, free images, and decals. They are weird apparitions, bullet holes in nothing: just black circles, with drawings of stripped paint around them, on monochrome (mostly white) backgrounds. Holes are lacks, dug or made in substances, yet…

Reading as selfhood

Related to my last post, today I stumbled upon this from Jadaliyya. Zachary Sheldon writes about working intimately with Janet Abu-Lughod’s library. I can’t think of any experience more charged than to be enmeshed in someone’s library. A person collects herself in paper, and leaves this fragments of her soul behind, and then we conjure […]

Egypt’s 2016 in pictures- Shawkan’s Photography competition

This year Shawkan’s Photography competition included photojournalism and daily life pictures. MadaMasr published the short listed here , and they are really worth the browse. And the winners are announced on the competition’s Facebook page. Shawkan is a photojournalist who has been in prison since 2013, the competition aims to draw attention to his case. The […]

سرقة الأقدار لحكايتنا — Jadaliyya Ezine

تنشط شركات دفن الموتى في هذا الوقت من العام وكأنها تربط غزو الخريف للأشجار بسرقة الأقدار لحكايتنا. فتعلق ملصقات دعاياتها محملة بعروضها المغرية وبطريقة ملفتة للأنظار، تذكرنا بما تحاول ذاكرتنا تجاهله. ويحتد التنافس فيما بينها في تقديم خدماتها حول طرق الدفن المختلفة وتكاليفها التي تتفاوت أسعارها بحسب قدرة الأموات على دفعها. ففي هذا الجزء من… via […]