Culture

The Modern Bahoot: Critical Reflections on the Myth of Al-Hamdi

Ibrahim al-Hamdi [1] is a name regarded with exceptional veneration in the popular memory. His name rose through a complicated…

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Life on Facebook and the Dematerialization of Death in Yemen

The Internet came to Yemen in the mid-1990s. In its early years the service was exclusive, it came at a…

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Oh Shepherdess, Oh Black-Eyed One!

A short biography[1] The well-known poet Muhammad Abdulbari al-Futaih (d. 2013) is one of the Yemeni poets who established the…

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The Master of al-Dan Style: Hadad bin Hasan al-Kaff

Hadad bin Hasan al-Kaff (d. 1969) was known in Hadramawt as a poet, composer and instrumentalist – and had a…

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A Reading of Magical Thought in Islam

About the author of the book: Mohammed Atbuosh is a young Yemeni scholar interested in philosophy and Islamic thought. Over…

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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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