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Mahdi Blaine


Africa: The “Dark Continent”

By On August 3, 2015

The death of Cecil the Lion has taken Western media by storm with publications like The Washington Post even going as far as starting an article with “While the world mourns the… Read More


The Orient–Closer Than You Think

By On July 28, 2015

It was my third time walking around the Vieux Port of Montreal with my family, when we suddenly we ran into a rather intriguing sign. It was advertising the Festival Orientalys and… Read More


North Africa and My Love/Hate Relationship with French

By On July 7, 2015

So you speak French right? Do you speak French? I can’t understand you guys, you all speak French! These statements represent a maze that I can never hope to escape–a maze constructed… Read More