“Zabana!” – when the guillotine falls and a revolution rises.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNxhJz035-8 An absolutely stunning and moving film on the power of both individual and collective will in resistance and liberation movements, with a strong focus on political imprisonment in anti-colonial struggle. This film is less of a history lesson or timeline of the Algerian War for Independence than it is a glimpse into the raw... Continue Reading →


Communions and Conversions

Bismilah. When I was nine, I took my first communion. By accident.  Sort of. We skipped breakfast to make it to church on time for Christmas Mass. His mom told me if I just closed my hand in a fist as our pew walked up to the altar, the priest wouldn’t give me a cracker.... Continue Reading →

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