Yemen

Years of Stolen Books

Years of Stolen Books

How can a person go through life without stealing or losing a book? A reflection that brings back a stream…
Identity Anxiety during Wartime: Posing as Yemeni Jewish on Social Media

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 uprising against…
Yemen’s lost Pre-Islam School of Medicine – Part III

Yemen’s lost Pre-Islam School of Medicine – Part III

Inscriptions, Legends and Language-Part Three   In the previous part of this article, we listed a number of pre-Islamic physicians…
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…
Yemen’s lost Pre-Islam School of Medicine – Part II

Yemen’s lost Pre-Islam School of Medicine – Part II

Signs of Traditional Arabic and Islamic Medicine in Yemen Islamic history gives us a glimpse into early practices of Arabic…
2019 in Photos: Insisting on Life and Embracing Eternity

2019 in Photos: Insisting on Life and Embracing Eternity

As 2019 has ended, al-Madaniya presents a look back at the year through a diverse selection of photographs. What unites…
Why Are Yemenis Killing Their Names?

Why Are Yemenis Killing Their Names?

A short while ago, I ordered an item to be delivered to my residence, but I did not have a…
Intolerable Choices: Women Caught Between Violent Marriages and Divorces

Intolerable Choices: Women Caught Between Violent Marriages and Divorces

Divorce remains one of the pressures that patriarchal societies use against women. When women refuse to continue with marriages that…
On Facebook: Disclosure, or Life Laid Bare in Shades of Blue

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 the…
Hadhramout: Art Returns

Hadhramout: Art Returns

We grew up listening to our parents’ stories, told with pride, about a beautiful past. According to them, Hadhramout has…
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