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Islamic State: media and identity

The influence of the so-called Islamic State reaches far beyond the physical territory of the self-declared caliphate in Syria and Iraq. Under …

Movie: Silence by Martin Scorsese

It is a mystery to me why Martin Scorsese’s last movie Silence, about Christian missionaries in Japan, premiered at the Vatican. Although …

Antithesis

Amid the chaos of the city that she was calling her home for a little while now, there were only two sights …

If only the world made sense

If only the world made sense. It’s a jumble of arbitrary events, a mess of moments, admittedly related, but few of them making any sense to …

© Linda J. de Wit

The stories of Eskibahçe

This is an extra chapter for the book Birds without wings by Louis de Bernières, which I wrote for a university course …