ZemZem is issued by the Soera Foundation in cooperation with teh Association for Middle East and Islam Studies (in Dutch: MOI). ZemZem is distributed in book stores by Bulaaq Publishing.
ZemZem appears three times per year and aims to publish information, ideas and opinions about the Middle East, North Africa and the Islam that cannot be found in the mainstream media. Other than that, ZemZem offers Dutch speaking researchers a platform to present their research. By doing so ZemZem wants to contribute to both the social and the scientific debate in The Netherlands and Flanders.
I was a member of the editorial board of ZemZem from 2009 till 2012, and interviewed various people, a.o. Petra Stienen (Arabist and author), Arjan El Fassed (former member of the House of Representatives for GreenLeft and current director of the Open State Foundation), Kader Abdolah (author), Judah Passow (photographer) en Newsha Tavakolian (photographer).Text/Editorial work