What's Swana?

South West Asian and North African

Where is Swana?

Middle East Region          it's the same region commonly referred to as the Middle East/North Africa


What's wrong with just "ME"?

It’s a colonial term that originated at the height of the British Imperial century, but later became widely used by the Bush administration. Because of the Bush administrations wide usage of the term, many people have come to equate the Middle East with Muslim with terrorist. 

Why should we use Swana instead?

Because language matters. The term ‘Middle East’ doesn’t actually tell us anything about the geographic location of the region. Instead, it tells us about the proximity of the region from the West -- or otherwise, the colonizers.