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Last week, the world woke up to the death of Gen. Qasem Soleimani, the head of the Quds Force in Iran. He had died in a U.S airstrike on Iraqi soil. Iran isn’t a calm nation, and this prompted people to go on Twitter and suggest the coming of a third world war. It is unfortunate that most people think this is simply another “muscle-flexing” act of the U.S., but in fact, this is a…

In primary school, I remember eating off my cuticle and this leading to a full-blown whitlow. For days I was in pain. It was the sort of pain that made a nine-year-old ask God why He didn’t answer prayers. It was the sort of pain that taught you that no matter how little you are, life still fucks you hard when it wants to, and there is absolutely nothing you can do about it. I…