LE MONDE N'EST PAS ROND

Artistic webzine on migration, borders, human rights

Refugee

“She remembers the stars as they faded one by one with each thrust, / when strange men tore into her that night, their moans mocking whimpers / escaping through large … Continue reading

17/04/2014 · Leave a comment

At the Arrivals of Heathrow Airport

Another short, sharp poem by Maltese author Immanuel Mifsud, taken from the collection Fid-Dar ta’ Clara (At Clara’s Place), 1998. The “Antarctica World Passport” shown in the photograph, designed by … Continue reading

03/04/2014 · Leave a comment

La mer est pleine de corps

Sicilian poet and video artist Sebastiano Adernò has witnessed several arrivals of migrant boats on the shores of his island, particularly at Portopalo, Pozzallo. The following animation, created in collaboration … Continue reading

03/04/2014 · Leave a comment

je n’ai pas oblitéré mon ticket voyage dans la matrice du silence…

Un aller simple pour traverser les frontières – élastiques, cassées, nouilles difformes et poisseuses… Un poème de Alexandra Fixmer, poète frontalière, qui sera parmi nous pour une rencontre poétique maltaise-luxembourgeoise, … Continue reading

14/03/2014 · Leave a comment

Gedanken aus dem Niemandsland

„Heimatlosigkeit Nichtgewollter. Im Europa der Demokratien und der Prosperität, im Vorbildkontinent“. Rudolf Söllner’s Gedanken aus dem Niemandsland. Fotos: Carole Reckinger. ROSARNO. Sonne mildert alles Elend, wirft fröhlich Schatten der alternden Rohbauten … Continue reading

14/03/2014 · Leave a comment

Communiqué de “KEEN ASS ILLEGAL” suite au rapport de l’Ombudsman sur le Centre de rétention

Suite au rapport de l’Ombudsman sur le Centre de rétention pour étrangers du Luxembourg, le collectif Keen ass illegal – Personne n’est illégal est assez surpris que la Médiateure estime … Continue reading

13/03/2014 · Leave a comment

Rêves en dérive

À l’occasion du Festival des migrations, des cultures et de la citoyenneté (Luxembourg, 14-16 mars), le poète Antoine Cassar, co-éditeur du journal artistique Le monde n’est pas rond, a interviewé … Continue reading

25/02/2014 · Leave a comment

Mathématiques

Comme une traînée de poudre, la vidéo du poème Mathématiques de Hollie McNish a fait le buzz à maintes reprises depuis sa publication il y a un an, et a … Continue reading

04/02/2014 · Leave a comment

From tent to tent

From one tent to the next: a heart-wrenching symmetry runs through the recent history of the peoples of Palestine and Syria. War, exile, separation, yet always hope, including through self-expression. … Continue reading

04/02/2014 · 1 Comment

Before Me There Were Deserts

“At night I have slept in the footprints of animals”. Shifting sands, migrating camels, Bedouins in the desert of desire. A primordial, earthy poem by Müesser Yeniay, together with a … Continue reading

28/01/2014 · Leave a comment

Marquage territorial par l’art ou idéologie coloniale

Le street art repousse les frontières de l’appropriation territoriale entre Palestine et Israël. À travers le regard de Hashem, un Palestinien vivant dans un quartier israélien d’une ville de Cisjordanie, … Continue reading

22/01/2014 · Leave a comment

Le bonheur vient avec le bon passeport

Une jeune étudiante allemande d’origine turque raconte son parcours. Histoire d’une lutte pour faire reconnaître ses droits. « Je suis d’origine turque née en Allemagne et j’ai toujours vécu dans … Continue reading

20/01/2014 · Leave a comment

Crowdfunding a Maltese passport for an asylum seeker – chronicle of an aborted yet fertile campaign

In response to Malta’s plans to offer citizenship to “ultra-high net worth individuals” in return for a one-time ‘donation’ of €650,000, Antoine Cassar, one of the editors of Le monde … Continue reading

15/01/2014 · 1 Comment

That Foreigner Poem…

… or the truth about Paddington Bear. “See, we all like our foreigners ‘different’ / but only in such a way that we can understand.” A humorous, straight-to-the-point poem by spoken … Continue reading

14/01/2014 · Leave a comment

Together in oblivion: Forgotten Palestinians in Beirut

32 years after the infamous massacre, the Shatila camp for Palestinian refugees still stands, albeit more impoverished and overcrowded than before, and more isolated from the modern, glitzy Beirut that … Continue reading

13/01/2014 · 1 Comment

Tattooed trains

“Black dormant iron, black steel whining / a scream of sorrow through every pore.” So begins Pablo Neruda’s early poem Workshops at night, on his childhood relationship with locomotives as … Continue reading

13/01/2014 · 1 Comment

L’homme aux bras croisés

Hambourg, 1936. Au milieu d’une foule qui lève le bras à l’unisson, August Landmesser refuse de faire le salut nazi. La scène a été immortalisée dans une photo, exposée aujourd’hui … Continue reading

13/01/2014 · Leave a comment

Journey Man

Recorded in a dirty room in a Marsaxlokk house (located between the teeth of the Maltese fish), in one take with a broken microphone, Journey Man was released on CD … Continue reading

24/12/2013 · 1 Comment

Migration. Borders. Human Rights. Nous revoilà!

Last Wednesday 18th December was International Migrants Day. For the occasion, we’re thrilled to be relaunching Le monde n’est pas rond as an artistic webzine. A warm welcome to our … Continue reading

20/12/2013 · Leave a comment

Mano de Dios

Based on a true story, Adolf El Assal’s short film Mano de Dios (2010, 15 min.) follows the day-to-day struggle of an Argentinian immigrant who has lived almost half of … Continue reading

20/12/2013 · Leave a comment

Pass / Passeport / Passport

A short, sharp poem by Maltese author Immanuel Mifsud, translated into the four languages of Le monde n’est pas rond: Luxembourgish, German (both trad. Francis Kirps), French (trad. Elizabeth Grech), … Continue reading

20/12/2013 · Leave a comment