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ADJROUD: My Mountain to Climb

ADJROUD: My Mountain to Climb

I spent days learning how to hold her, learning where my hands fit perfectly on the smooth inside of her crevices, learning how to penetrate her rough exterior and grab a hold of her. I spent countless hours laying with her underneath the golden rays of the hazy Algerian sun,[Read More…]

by February 13, 2018 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top
ADJROUD: Crafting the Perfect Couscous

ADJROUD: Crafting the Perfect Couscous

I poured water over the finely rolled balls of crushed semolina flour and ran my fingers through the coarse, dry mixture, attempting to start the rehydration process. It was a balancing act: Too little water, and the couscous would come out dry; too much water and it would stick together[Read More…]

by January 30, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
Crafting the List of Contradictions

Crafting the List of Contradictions

Upper-Middle Class/Person of Color. Algerian/American. First-Generation American/Elite University Student. Queer/Muslim. Indigenous Ancestry/Settler-Colonizer. These words are not a list of oxymorons or incompatible identities. A slash does not represent “or” — a slash symbolizes “and.” And the periods? They symbolize “and” as well. I am a living proof that these slashed[Read More…]

by January 17, 2018 2 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top