(In the darkest nights the moon is missed)
The Yemeni Story Club started in 1996, when a group of young story writers decided to create a literary space for narrative prose.
Hisham Ali bin Ali writings reveal his uniqueness. He sought, through his critical project, to read all the creative writings of Yemeni and Arab writers, always looking for unorthodox answers to questions about modernity.
“Men are not born males and women are not born females, society does that, it makes men males and women females.” -Simone de Beauvoir
Despite limited readership among Yemenis, the art of the novel in the country has developed, and so has the number of novelists; there are now well-known practitioners of the art.
The greatness of al-Zubairi is in this creative unity, and harmony with his homeland. It also lies in his ability to link his feelings with the feelings of his people, which lead to the proliferation of his poetry, especially during periods of oppression and injustice, more than any of his contemporaries.
The memory of poetry holds thousands of names, but only a few still vividly embody the meaning of freedom, and their poetry remains charged with the glory of the word and its beauty.
Born to be a poet, al-Maqaleh lived as one and never paid heed to anything else. He maintained a simple life, protective of the poet within him, and therefore lived to safeguard himself from the seas of raging words and blind slogans.
Al-Ahdal has published novels and short story collections that tackle social hypocrisy, false religiosity, the situation of women and the disastrous political failure of successive governments in Yemen since unification in 1990.
An Exclusive Interview with Award Winning Novelist, Short Story Writer and Playwright Wajdi al-Ahdal.
In contemporary Yemeni literature there is an inclination towards humanist didacticism and education. Humanism as a concept has long been used in the West, and has had different meanings depending on those who have adopted it and the era it was used in.
An authority, borne of his poetry, quickly made him a folk icon – someone to symbolize their hopes and dreams.
An author whose work defies cross-continental taboos.
The first Yemeni organization to ever promote liberalism in a conservative community.