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Mohammed Alnaas

Mohammed Alnaas

Mohammed Alnaas is a Libyan writer, freelance journalist and author who is interested in alternative Libyan stories. He writes about gender roles, freedom of speech, social norms, cinema and other marginalized aspects of life in Libya.

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Libya’s History Spawns a Living Nightmare

Libya’s History Spawns a Living Nightmare

Reflecting on 10 years after the Libyan revolution, Mohammed Alnaas writes about the time he almost died, living in a constant state of paranoia, taking refuge in fiction — and why he was convinced he was going to be kidnapped from Amsterdam.

Mohammed Alnaas
On the Screen, Libyans Learned About Everything but Themselves

On the Screen, Libyans Learned About Everything but Themselves

From California to Cairo, none of the films that featured my country, Libya, could step out of an Orientalist vision of camels, belly dancers, an endless desert and, of course, our iconic “Brother Leader.”

Mohammed Alnaas