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Years of Stolen Books

How can a person go through life without stealing or losing a book? A reflection that brings back a stream…

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Identity Anxiety during Wartime: Posing as Yemeni Jewish on Social Media

In 2011, the number of social media users in Yemen increased significantly as the country witnessed a popular uprising against…

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

Inscriptions, Legends and Language-Part Three   In the previous part of this article, we listed a number of pre-Islamic physicians…

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Half a Century Since Bakathir’s Departure

This year marks 50 years since the ِِArab Hadhrami Yemeni author Ali Ahmad Bakathir passed away. In these past five…

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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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