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Yemen’s lost Pre-Islam School of Medicine – Part II

Signs of Traditional Arabic and Islamic Medicine in Yemen Islamic history gives us a glimpse into early practices of Arabic…

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Why Are Yemenis Killing Their Names?

A short while ago, I ordered an item to be delivered to my residence, but I did not have a…

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On Facebook: Disclosure, or Life Laid Bare in Shades of Blue

  Language and expression are essential subjects of interest in the human sciences. The humanities are keen to study the…

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The Leader’s Country: Dismantling the Image of the Arab Dictator through Fiction

The Leader’s Country:* Dismantling the Image of the Arab Dictator through Fiction (1) One of the earliest Arabic translations of…

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Lagging Behind: The Sociology of Paternalism and its hold on Yemeni Society

Yemen’s ancient civilizations were widely recognized and were always significant. Historians recall the distinctive culture, kingdoms, and myths. Its early…

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Mohammad Al-Mujahid: The Devoted Son of an Ancient City

If the author of the book Madinat Taiz al-Ghosn al-Nadhir fi Doha al-Tarikh al-Arabi (The City of Taiz: A Mild…

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Yemen’s lost Pre-Islam School of Medicine – Part I

When books on Arab heritage discuss medical schools from the pre-Islamic era, we find that they mention in detail the…

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“I Wish I Was Still Young”: Sana’a in the Eyes of Najmia

“I wish I was still young, and that I had never grown up.”   This is how she started her…

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The Wise Ancient Poet, Al-Afwah Al-Awdi

  There is a Yemeni poet from pre-Islamic times, considered to be one of the first poets, who is famous…

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Abdulrahman al-Amri: The Bulbul of the Sana’ani Chanting Art

When we talk about inshad (religious chanting) in Yemen from the early 1980s to today, Abdulrahman al-Amri is the voice…

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