The Psychiatric Maghreb: Colonialism’s Erudition on North African Insanity

“I have found it more difficult to certify sanity than insanity”. French psychiatry sought to cement its budding authority in the nineteenth century through the development of a…

Collectif des Raciné.e.s: In the Name of Gender, Race, Religion & Sexual Orientation

COLLECTIVE (adj): A group of entities that share, or are motivated by, one common issue who work to achieve the same, or similar, objectives. That is the case…

MABROUK, You are now a woman

The menstrual cycle, as the Urban Dictionary defines it; “a period of pure agony for a female, lasting way too long. Signs of this state include screaming at…

History Will Remember Us: Kahena, ou l’archétype de la femme berbère

Subjuguant les uns par sa beauté (on disait d’elle qu’elle était «éployée comme les ailes de l’aigle») et les autres par sa force de caractère, son personnage reste…

Neïla Czermak: Tunisia’s Rising Star

Meet Neïla Czermak. Born in Bondy, a Parisian suburb, to a Tunisian mother and a Polish-Jewish father, the now Marseille-based emerging artist has captivated audiences with her distinctly…

The Hijab: Tunisia’s Convoluted Enigma

The Hijab; or as Obama once said, the ‘Hajeeb’, has become undoubtedly a piece of clothing that has accumulated an unrivalled amount of controversy and speculation in the…

Rou7na Feekoum: The Legacy of North African Women in Music

Music is a fundamental component of every culture worldwide, in all four corners of the world.  Historically, women have always been at the forefront, touching hearts and gaining…