Literature

Late For His Own Funeral

Late For His Own Funeral

He looks at the clock, which has begun its countdown of his time. It has been a long time —…
Half a Century Since Bakathir’s Departure

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 past five…
The Leader’s Country: Dismantling the Image of the Arab Dictator through Fiction

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

The Leader’s Country:* Dismantling the Image of the Arab Dictator through Fiction (1) One of the earliest Arabic translations of…
Mohammad Al-Mujahid: The Devoted Son of an Ancient City

Mohammad Al-Mujahid: The Devoted Son of an Ancient City

If the author of the book Madinat Taiz al-Ghosn al-Nadhir fi Doha al-Tarikh al-Arabi (The City of Taiz: A Mild…
The Yemeni Sage Al-Humaid bin Mansour:

The Yemeni Sage Al-Humaid bin Mansour:

“Passion is like the thorn of a Sidarbaum tree, whose tips are stuck in my side.” Al-Humaid bin Mansour Al-Humaid…
Two Short Stories by Khaled al-Ahdal

Two Short Stories by Khaled al-Ahdal

Funeral It was halfway into the night when a noise cracked through the calm of the old cemetery. Al-Fayrouzabadi [1]…
Oh Shepherdess, Oh Black-Eyed One!

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…
Abdullah Hadi Subayt:

Abdullah Hadi Subayt:

Poet, composer and singer, Abdullah Hadi Subayt (1918–2007) was a pioneering Yemeni figure, in written word and original music composition.…
Whoever Loves the People, Refuses to Be a Hypocrite:

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)

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…
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