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Mariam Abdallah
The Iraqi writer Hamed al-Maliki, unlike many of his colleagues, managed to build a rich career for himself in his home country despite the grim...
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
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Rasha Hilwi
In his new collection of stories, Palestinian writer Iyad Barghouthi explores the idea of home and heritage, particularly for those Palestinians who...
Thursday, January 12, 2012
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Mariam Abdallah
Syrian writer Maha Hassan has made a career out of challenging patriarchy, which inevitably forced her into exile. Even from afar, her work continues...
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
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Mohammed Shoair
Late Egyptian writer Ibrahim Aslan, remembered for his concise style and commitment to quality literature, passed away as a long-awaited revolution...
Monday, January 9, 2012
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Matthew Cassel
For the first time in her nearly two-decade-long career, journalist Ece Temelkuran is without a job. The feature reporter and columnist, currently in...
Friday, January 6, 2012
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Hussein Bin Hamza
Dia al-Azzawi escaped the suffocating atmosphere of Iraq in the 1970’s and quickly became a well-known artist during his exile in London. To this day...
Thursday, January 5, 2012
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Danny al-Amin
Houla - While American Bessie Cooper, who celebrated her 115th birthday last September, became the oldest woman in the world after the death of...
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
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Mariam Abdallah
Laila al-Othman was born in a small seaside town. Her mother had wished for a boy. In fact, after being told the child’s gender, the mother, al-...
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
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Bashir Sfeir
On Friday November 16, Boghos Gelalian, master composer and instructor of Lebanese iconic musician Ziad Rahbani, died peacefully after a long battle...
Friday, December 23, 2011
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