Elle Kurancid is an independent writer based in Cairo. Drawing upon the tradition of informed dissent within literary nonfiction and investigative reportage, she has written about Canada’s “Ethical Oil” movement for the Earth Island Journal; America’s “Operation Inherent Resolve” for Truthout; the Assad dynasty for Le Monde diplomatique; olive tree felling in the West Bank for Jadaliyya; and the Calais “Jungle” for the Los Angeles Review of Books, Le Monde diplomatique, Truthout and Jacobin.
Fascism Advisory in Effect
Trump’s “America First” policies have given a “new wind of support” to Greece’s fascist Golden Dawn party. Take heed....
Predator of Press Freedom v. Prisoner of Conscience
Elle Kurancid on photojournalist Mahmoud Abou Zeid, also known as “Shawkan,” who the Egyptian government has detained for years for photographing protests....
Reportage Art from the Calais Jungle: “A Sea of Tents Surrounds Me”
As with the subjects of a courtroom sketch, the Jungle residents, being either refugee or migrant, are positioned as defendants....
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