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Housam al-Sarai
With the passing of sculptor Mohammed Ghani Hikmat at the age of 82, Iraq has lost one of its leading cultural and artistic icons. The pioneering...
Thursday, September 15, 2011
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Sayyid Mahmoud
Drawn to Cairo for its literary and political scene, existential Marxist Khalil Kalfat lived through the many struggles and ultimate retreat of Egypt...
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
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Basheer al-Baker
Several Syrian opposition groups see Paris-based intellectual Burhan Ghalioun as a consensus figure capable of heading a unified opposition coalition...
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
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Hussein Bin Hamza
Mubarak Wassat, Moroccan poet and author of The Man who Smiles For the Birds (Dar al-Jamal), remains faithful to a language that enchants itself. He...
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
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Ahmad Shokr, Anjali Kamat
Ahmad Shokr and Anjali Kamat (AS&AK): The Syrian people have been resisting for months now and keep coming out on the streets despite escalating...
Monday, September 5, 2011
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Khalil Sweileh
It was not easy to enter the field of dance in a society that regards the body with suspicion, but Noura Murad took a gamble and won. A decade into...
Saturday, September 3, 2011
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Hussein Bin Hamza
After thirty years of writing, translating, and lecturing, Yves Gonzalez-Quijano has become a familiar name to Arab ears. The French Arabist who...
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
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Sayyid Mahmoud
The Libyan revolution stole the poet, Khaled Mattawa, from his academic life as a professor of creative writing at Michigan University in the US, as...
Sunday, August 28, 2011
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Khalil Sweileh
The primitive collage that Fasih Kiso constructed out of posters of the Beatles and seventies rock stars formed the core of an exceptional career in...
Saturday, August 27, 2011
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