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Identity Anxiety during Wartime: Posing as Yemeni Jewish on Social Media
Culture

Identity Anxiety during Wartime: Posing as Yemeni Jewish on Social Media

In 2011, the number of social media users in Yemen increased significantly as the country witnessed a popular…
Half a Century Since Bakathir’s Departure
Culture

Half a Century Since Bakathir’s Departure

This year marks 50 years since the ِِArab Hadhrami Yemeni author Ali Ahmad Bakathir passed away. In these…
Why Are Yemenis Killing Their Names?
Culture

Why Are Yemenis Killing Their Names?

A short while ago, I ordered an item to be delivered to my residence, but I did not…
On Facebook: Disclosure, or Life Laid Bare in Shades of Blue
Culture

On Facebook: Disclosure, or Life Laid Bare in Shades of Blue

Language and expression are essential subjects of interest in the human sciences. The humanities are keen to study…
Hadhramout: Art Returns
Civil Society

Hadhramout: Art Returns

We grew up listening to our parents’ stories, told with pride, about a beautiful past. According to them,…
The Leader’s Country:* Dismantling the Image of the Arab Dictator through Fiction
Culture

The Leader’s Country:* Dismantling the Image of the Arab Dictator through Fiction

(1) One of the earliest Arabic translations of the novel The President by the Guatemalan writer Miguel Ángel…
Lagging Behind: The Sociology of Paternalism and its hold on Yemeni Society
Culture

Lagging Behind: The Sociology of Paternalism and its hold on Yemeni Society

Yemen’s ancient civilizations were widely recognized and were always significant. Historians recall the distinctive culture, kingdoms, and myths.…
Ala’a Gholam: The Journey of a Contemporary Young Oud Maker
Art

Ala’a Gholam: The Journey of a Contemporary Young Oud Maker

What is music made of? This question has accompanied me since my early childhood. Who makes music? Who…
“I Wish I Was Still Young”: Sana’a in the Eyes of Najmia
Culture

“I Wish I Was Still Young”: Sana’a in the Eyes of Najmia

Where is Najmia now, and what has happened to all of this? What has happened to her childhood…
Abdulrahman al-Amri: The Bulbul of the Sana’ani Chanting Art
Culture

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…
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