Literature

Enlightenment as a Central Theme in Yemeni Travel Literature
Literature

Enlightenment as a Central Theme in Yemeni Travel Literature

A persistent theme in Yemeni travel literature produced in the 20th and 21st centuries concerns the difference experienced…
Writing Recommendations
Literature

Writing Recommendations

I often meet young writers who ask me for writing advice. I also receive many messages about this.…
  The Historian’s Bias in Yemeni Historical Annals Part 1
Culture

  The Historian’s Bias in Yemeni Historical Annals Part 1

Historical annals are an Arabic writing genre that became popular from the time of the Mamluk Sultanates in…
Literature of the Post: How Facebook influenced Yemen’s Literary Movement
Culture

Literature of the Post: How Facebook influenced Yemen’s Literary Movement

What do most writers want? Nothing more than having their work read – and there is nothing more…
Social Media and the Future of Writing
Literature

Social Media and the Future of Writing

When an average writer, or even a below average writer, receives huge compliments on their writing or social…
Two Short Stories by Intisar al-Serri
Literature

Two Short Stories by Intisar al-Serri

Early Discoveries   You realize you are not a boy anymore. That organ has announced its presence and…
Fritz Sitte and Yemen’s Cycle of Conflict
Literature

Fritz Sitte and Yemen’s Cycle of Conflict

Fritz Sitte Fritz Sitte (1924–2007) was an Austrian journalist and author. He worked as reporter for several Western…
Deconstructing the Discourse of Violence in the Contemporary Yemeni Novel
Literature

Deconstructing the Discourse of Violence in the Contemporary Yemeni Novel

Violence is a verbal or physical act which can be conducted through material or symbolic means with the…
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…
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…
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