With the popularity of Rai and the high rate of youth unemployment, Rai became the music of the Algerian youth. Rai gave the youth a voice to express their cultural freedom. However, the rise of Rai was not only seen as a threat to the regime, but also to fundamentalist Islamic groups. After the Algerian army cancelled the result of the elections in 1991, which began the 11 years long civil war, a
By Oussama Benayad;
The globalization which Morocco has undergone during the last two decades has had inordinate influence on many realms. Morocco’s economy is in continuous growth ever since, if not before, the concept of affordable housing started to ingrain itself in Moroccan households, together with that of the supermarket: The gate towards an illusory shift in one’s social class. Continue reading
“Come on Saloua, hurry up! Adam! You too, get down here from that rooftop and put on your clothes, We’re already late!” Said Naima, who had been ready for about ten minutes and was now adjusting her husband’s tie.
Here you are, back to beg pardon –
For it was apparent long ago, Continue reading
It is an experience to be considered an edifice amidst a cluster of infinitesimal buildings. One may consider it as the outcome of being in love in the first place. It is a strange feeling for sure, for she is in a way the river deep in the flux of which I would love to meet my paroxys Continue reading
I reckon The Berber Pantheon have been close to me during my stay here, for I have felt their presence in a way I have not felt any other force. Perhaps because I am in their territory, or perhaps because I am a down-and-out lad in their territory who is, thus, able to transcend the circumference of idealism, as being opposed to reality. This, of course, is not the first time I come here, and yet this time Continue reading
I was not born at time of peace,
nor was I at time of war.
I was born at time of nihilism,
With high blocks of flat-like abysses. Continue reading
If there is something that I have learned during the twenty-three years that I have been on this heavenly body, it is what could be be summed up in one sentence “corruption is like an epidemic, it proliferates quickly, and sweeps everything it passes by, and when you become aware of it, it’s either confusing, or too strong an opponent.” Continue reading
Daylight started receding as dusk came to take hold of the limited landscape, whereas the continuous dog-bark near the theatre had intensified the state of turmoil in which I was contending. As everything around me had become dim, I grew worried of what may have happened to them. They were supposed to have shown up somewhere around there by Continue reading