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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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What do Yemenis believe in? A Brief History of Popular Beliefs

Wherever human community can be found, there is a collective perception of the world that manifests in symbols and signs.…

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The Yemeni Sage Al-Humaid bin Mansour:

“Passion is like the thorn of a Sidarbaum tree, whose tips are stuck in my side.” Al-Humaid bin Mansour Al-Humaid…

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Will Our Satirical Memes Become a Source for History Writing and Social Sciences?

Despite developments in the conceptualization and practices of freedom in media, we live in an era of misinformation and biased…

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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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