Regarding the current changes in the Middle East, As an Algerian…

…as an Algerian-American I’m confused and disappointed. I don’t know how many times I’ve been asked how I feel on the ‘Algerian revolution’ in these past couple of months and many time’s I’ve been cautious about expressing my opinion as to not offend anyone. Yes, I did a victory dance for Tunisia and Egypt. Yes, … Continue reading

Wait, Where Are You From Again?

Algiers, Algeria

When asked where I’m from, I usually reply ‘Minneapolis’ but many times the asker is referring to where I’m ORIGINALLY from; and to that I answer: Algiers, Algeria. The asker might then nod their head knowingly although I’m pretty sure they have no clue where Algeria is located or even heard of the region before. … Continue reading