Migration, Language and Identity

Bouchra Khalil, a Moroccan artist  who works with video and mixed media installations,  explores the issues of illegal migration and nomadism in ways which blur the lines between cinema and art and documenatary practise. In works such as The Mapping Journey  Project (2008-2011), she  investigates the interrelation between migrations and colonialism, mapping migratory trajectories in … Continue reading Migration, Language and Identity

Kingdom of Strangers

Elias Khoury’s The Kingdom of Strangers (1996, Mamlakah al-Ghuraba 1993) is a slim book which interweaves the reflections of the narrator (identified with Khoury himself), the folk legend of the Lebanese monk Jurji Khairy, and the story of the  "Circassian" Widad.  These stories are retold by a narrator to us, and to two interlocutors, with … Continue reading Kingdom of Strangers