Welcome to Issue 2
Featuring an interview with Behrouz Boochani—poetry by Raha Azadi, Shamshad Chaudhry, Nathanael Alberto Dos Santos Muanavisi and Sudi Omar Noor–essays by Erfan Dana and Nibras Rahbe—photography by Salim Ullah Armany—artwork by Basma Sumbal
Behrouz Boochani: In Conversation
An exclusive interview with the acclaimed Kurdish-Iranian activist, journalist and film producer on craft, collaboration and his Victorian Prize-winning book, “No Friend But the Mountain”.
Love in the Rohingya Camps
Photographer Salim Ullah Armany meditates on the ties that bind in this powerful visual essay.
The Smiling Barber
For millions of people across the world, getting the haircut they desire – like the ability to go outside, move around freely, or live wherever they want – is simple.
Bleeding Without Hurt
“I didn’t know how to accept your unwelcome visit, all alone in my little dark room.” A poem on the joys and stigmas of womanhood by Sudi Omar Noor.
Poem in Urdu and English
A parallel text in Urdu and English by Pakistan-born poet Shamshad Chaudhry.
Iraq to Australia: In Search of a Safe Place
“It was as though my brain and my heart were no longer connected.” A life’s journey from Syria to Australia.
Designer and textile artist Basma Sumbal welcomes us into the garden of her imagination.
Darn of the Embassy
Do you love me, my documentation? What can you do for me? You are just a piece of paper, and I your worst nightmare.
Letter to Taliban
“What is the difference between us? Your beard, your power, my intelligence, my emotion?” Raha Azadi asks on behalf of future generations of girls.