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Oh Shepherdess, Oh Black-Eyed One!
Culture

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

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…
A Reading of Magical Thought in Islam
Culture

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…
The Longing for Equal Citizenship:
Culture

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…
Abdullah Hadi Subayt:
Culture

Abdullah Hadi Subayt:

Poet, composer and singer, Abdullah Hadi Subayt (1918–2007) was a pioneering Yemeni figure, in written word and original music composition.…
Reem
Gender & Civil Society

Reem

The sun, at its peak over the dusty, barefoot boys playing on the street before lunch, felt like it was…
Whoever Loves the People, Refuses to Be a Hypocrite:
Culture

Whoever Loves the People, Refuses to Be a Hypocrite:

Abdullah al-Baradouni, a Yemeni poet and intellectual, represented, and still represents, a cultural phenomenon that has lived on in Yemenis…
A Martyr’s (Thamoulh)
Short Story

A Martyr’s (Thamoulh)

A Martyr’s (Thamoulh)[1] She passed the low fence… the sky was crying. Silence was everywhere, only the breeze was among…
Al-Komani Records: The Largest Collection of Folk Poetry in the Arab World
Creative Visuals

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…
Weddings in Aden: A Festival of Rituals and Celebrations
Culture

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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