Yemenis

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…
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…
Mashaqer in Taiz: Fragrant Ornaments and the Rituals of Life and Death

Mashaqer in Taiz: Fragrant Ornaments and the Rituals of Life and Death

  Ezzadeen Mohammed stands every morning by the Grand Gate in Taiz city, south west Yemen. He carefully lines up…
Life on Facebook and the Dematerialization of Death in Yemen

Life on Facebook and the Dematerialization of Death in Yemen

The Internet came to Yemen in the mid-1990s. In its early years the service was exclusive, it came at a…
Intimate Walls

Intimate Walls

In the words of the poet Abdulaziz al-Maqaleh, “Sana’a is the capital of the soul and a tavern of light.”…
Our Roots

Our Roots

A few friends and I were watching the game between Algeria and the Ivory Coast during the Africa Cup of…
Religious Intolerance in Yemen: The Struggle to Practice Freely

Religious Intolerance in Yemen: The Struggle to Practice Freely

Religion is an interesting and versatile concept, and despite its multiplicity and various interpretations, it should not legitimize treating others…
Ice Cream

Ice Cream

The sun sits in the middle of the sky as the students scramble to buy ice cream. The ice cream…
On Exile: A Journey of Fear, Guilt and Nostalgia

On Exile: A Journey of Fear, Guilt and Nostalgia

What is exile? Identity? Nostalgia? Memories? Fears? Am I really in exile? What is belonging? If you are in your…
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