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You would not know it. If you navigate in all the English language blogs, websites and newspapers dealing with the Middle East, you would not have...
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Rana Hayeck
Zajal is a form of oral improvised colloquial poetry performed as a semi-sung debate between different Zajjalin. Joseph al-Hashem, better known as...
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
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Khalil Sweileh
At nearly 90 years old, the dean of Syrian novelists continues to draw crowds of young readers.
Saturday, March 24, 2012
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Jamal Jubran
“Running is good for writing poetry and stories,” says Abd al-Karim al-Razihi who cannot sit still in one place for a long time. Its as if he were a...
Monday, March 5, 2012
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Ahmad Zaatari
Shahram Nazeri’s musical experimentation faced challenges in Iran before and after the 1979 revolution. His 1984 collaboration record revitalized...
Friday, January 20, 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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Muhammad Shoair
It was the year of free thinking. Imagination without bounds in the face of authorities that have almost no imagination. In past years, we would...
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
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Sufian al-Shourabi
Did the winds of change affect Tunisian culture? It does not seem that revolutionizing the mind was on the agenda of Tunisia’s revolutionaries. They...
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
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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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