A year ago I found myself outside a Jett bus office in Amman, Jordan. My destination was Jerusalem and I had been told it would take a good three hours to cross the border.
33.1 | Relics
They say that scent elicits the strongest memories, can transport you back into times long relegated to a distant past, bring forth fragments of emotions thought buried under the merciless march of time.
Whenever I walk towards Brick Lane Mosque in the east end of London I always look at it as a continuation of a Dickens novel.
Language is different. We shouldn’t settle for just knowing how to use it.
On the day the US embassy opened in Jerusalem, in May 2019, 58 Gazan protestors died from Israeli fire. This, Donald Macintyre writes in a special dispatch for The Independent, was easily the bloodiest day since the Gaza war of 2014.
A short story by Shahbano Alvi.
A few years ago, while visiting Sudan, I travelled the short distance from my hotel in Khartoum, overlooking the Nile, to Omdurman.