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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…
Women and Young Girls Play Music for Peace at the Cultural Center in Sana’a
Gender & Civil Society

Women and Young Girls Play Music for Peace at the Cultural Center in Sana’a

“When words end, music goes on.” This is how one feels entering the hall of the Cultural Center in Sana’a…
The Narrative Worlds of Hind Haytham
Culture

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…
Mohammad Abdul-Wali and Something called Nostalgia
Culture

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

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.…
“Divinely Green, from Allah”
Gender & Civil Society

“Divinely Green, from Allah”

Memories of afternoons during the good old days pass through my mind like a calm stream: the after lunch bath,…
Did Arabic Singing Originate in Yemen?
Culture

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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