Literature

Writing Recommendations

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

  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…
Two Short Stories by Aidarus Al-Dayani.. A Man’s Tears & A Warm-hearted Man

Two Short Stories by Aidarus Al-Dayani.. A Man’s Tears & A Warm-hearted Man

A Man’s Tears   I was sleeping deeply, having recurrent dreams, which I can hardly remember now. But…
Literature of the Post: How Facebook influenced Yemen’s Literary Movement

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

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

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

Fritz Sitte and Yemen’s Cycle of Conflict

Yemen: A Hotbed of Conflict by Fritz Sitte (Brennpunkt Jemen, Wien: Kremayr & Scheriau, 1973) Reviewed by Omar…
Deconstructing the Discourse of Violence in the Contemporary Yemeni Novel

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…
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…
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 the novel The President by the Guatemalan writer Miguel Ángel…
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