In Spain, the Catholic Church tries to erase the era of Muslim rule in the Iberian Peninsula called al-Andalus. Two authors problematize the church's efforts.
Have we who study Indigenous languages only succeeded in making things worse? And if this has happened, is there any way out?
If George Eliot was interested in religious coexistence, she was also interested in unbelief.
“As often the most vulnerable in our cities, immigrants face struggles that reflect the wider landscape of housing precarity.”
Exponentially more enslaved Africans were forced to the lands that now make up Latin America rather than the United States. Where is their story?
For the righting of historical wrongs, to simply transfer property continues to perpetuate violence. True reparations require far more work.
As fascist armies conquered much of Spain, a writer publicly and famously denounced high-ranking officers right to their faces. Or did he?
Orwell was free from doctrinaire sectarianism. At the same time, he firmly hated the exact bastards who deserve to be hated.
Between the lines, Cervantes critiqued the Catholic church, and lamented over the systematic destruction of Islamic culture in Spain.
Despite its massive commercialization, the world of football has never been about making a profit.
The dead, the disappeared, and the forgotten—these Iberian poems make clear—can never be safely put away.
Ten years ago today, Spain’s “15M” movement burst on the scene. In short order, everything changed. Or has it?
What happens when a regime founded upon exclusion, racism, nationalism, and an authoritarian leader ends? In Spain, such a regime never really ended.
When freedom will not arrive to us, can we get nearer to it?
Policing the borders of the Spanish language was a tool of religious and racial discrimination. Yet Spanish is not inherently imperial.
I wish I had an answer, but the truth is, I don’t know what I’m going to do with this dilapidated, 17th-century historic estate that has been vacant since the 1960s ...
By 9:30 a.m. on October 1, voting had only just begun at the Sanllehy medical center in the La Salut neighborhood of Barcelona. A large crowd had gathered outside the polling station...
La gran ilusión is an original and penetrating take on the last decade of mounting tensions between Catalonia and Spain, tensions that have now culminated in Spain’s deepest political crisis since …
“Is this Barcelona?” The question sets the tone for the final scenes of Sebastià Alzamora’s novel Blood Crime. It comes from the thoughts of a young religious man, a member of the Catholic group ...
Ramon Saizarbitoria’s Martutene, hailed as the best novel ever written in Basque and now available in English translation, is, among other things, a moving ...