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Yemeni Singer Muhammad Murshid Naji

When Muhammad Murshid Naji (1929 – 2013) died, news of his passing was painful for the Yemeni people, who saw…

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A Visit to Fine Artist Yassin Ghaleb’s House

What if we lived throughout our childhood in a house where the walls are covered with artistic pieces and antiques…

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The Longing for Equal Citizenship:

Equal O servants of Allah we are equal No one is born free while the other born a slave Ghazal…

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Abdullah Hadi Subayt:

Poet, composer and singer, Abdullah Hadi Subayt (1918–2007) was a pioneering Yemeni figure, in written word and original music composition.…

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Our Roots

 A few friends and I were watching the game between Algeria and the Ivory Coast during the Africa Cup of…

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Whoever Loves the People, Refuses to Be a Hypocrite:

Abdullah al-Baradouni, a Yemeni poet and intellectual, represented, and still represents, a cultural phenomenon that has lived on in Yemenis…

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Al-Komani Records: The Largest Collection of Folk Poetry in the Arab World

Folk culture is close to people’s everyday concerns and joys, ones that are present in their daily lives. That is…

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Weddings in Aden: A Festival of Rituals and Celebrations

Simple traditions and joyful celebrations are a staple of weddings in Aden; ululations and dancing, henna body drawing, the smell…

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Al-Sosowah’s Study of Yemeni Dialects

The study of modern Arabic dialects is based on a modernist linguistic awareness that can be summarized with the sentence…

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The Narrative Worlds of Hind Haytham

Since her first novel, Hind Haitham gave the impression that she was born to be a novelist. She has published…

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