Culture

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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Mohammad Abdul-Wali and Something called Nostalgia

“Are we in the 20th century? I cannot believe it! Everything around me suggests that we are part of an…

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Hayyim Habshush the Wanderer and the Search for Inscriptions in the Land of Sheba

Some say that he traded in gold and silver; others say that he reclaimed and cultivated lands north of Sana’a.…

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Did Arabic Singing Originate in Yemen?

In the pre-Islamic era, Arabic singing and music were still emerging and in their very early stages. However, the south…

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The Madrasa al-Shamsiya and its Role in Community Awareness in the Mid-twentieth Century

In early Islamic history, in addition to their religious role, mosques served as important learning centers. Education took place in…

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Notes on the Cultural Scene in Yemen

 On the meaning of culture In Yemen, when talking about culture, one often thinks about literature, journalism, music and visual…

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“Yemen Used To Be”

There is no present without the past, and there will be no fruitful future if its seeds are not planted…

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