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Defining  Friendships in a Networked World

By Karima H’mimsa   How we relate to each other has undergone a marked change over the last two decades. In the pursuit of individualisation, we’ve moved away from traditions that have underpinned the way we had

Cartoons against ISIS

An Iraqi blogger got in touch with Nina Magazine in order to raise awareness for his work with Iraqi youth cartoonists through Daafish. They are particularly keen to get more young women involved in both submitting images and

Triumph despite adversity – Nina 2 from Karbala to the world

How Nina’s story became part of my story, by Hawraa Abdullah Abbas   It’s not been easy, but when I saw the picture of people receiving Nina issue 2 in Iraq and in other parts of the

Nina’s Poem – Celebrating Nina 2, out December 5th

Nina’s poem was written by Editor in Chief Madeleine White  in order to celebrate a united vision of  Nina’s relevance and future.   Nina Nina is timeless and placeless But holds also the heart of Iraq, A place for

Nina – how did we get our name?

by Hayder Al-Fayhan Nina is one of the names of Goddess “Inana”, representing fertility, beauty and love to the ancient people of Mesopotamia. The Goddess appeared for the first time in the lands of “Sumer” 5,000 years ago. She was

Two poems, by Ahmad Abuljobain

                Blossom of My Mother’s Womb January 1990   Oh, blossom of my mother’s womb, Whose life was pain but death so quick Your face, such love, would shine and

About the Color Grey – some thoughts on the current situation

by Uns Baban ” We should all accept people just the way they are”   Colors explain life well. As an architect, I see life through colors and textures more than others. Years ago, I was different.

Nina readers asked to participate in World Bank Survey

Can you help? The objective of the survey is to reach out to MENA citizens living abroad to get their views on how they would like to contribute to the economic development of their country of origin. The