Dekhn is Hassanyia slang for Mauritanians
Dekhnstan ((Mauritania) obviously is the land of the Dekhn and is not to be confused with the other stans because it is located in Africa. Now, who are the “Dekhn”? Let’s begin with the easy part: I was born in Mauritania and currently live in the US. Literally, Adkhan means “ocre”, it’s a dark humor pun young Mauritanians use to describe fellow Mauritanians’ suntanned skin color; the idea is that they stand out (literally and figuratively) no matter what.
My main area of interest is civil rights in the Middle East and North Africa. Having lived and traveled extensively in the Middle East and North Africa, I am also likely to be adding my two cents worth on that region and a range of other topics. However, if you’re expecting more of the usual so-called “Arab perspective” you’re reading the wrong blog. By the way the singular of Dekhn is Adkhan.. Just an afterthought.
Oh, and please be tolerant as you are likely to see posts and links in a bunch of languages on this blog. Although this is not the United Nations but the world out there is not going to stop producing events just because we don’t speak its languages.
Finally, this is my own personal blog and reflects only my personal opinions.