Over the past four years, Amazighs in both the Nafusa mountains and Zwara, another Amazigh enclave near the Tunisian border, have started building schools and running classes for children to […]
I found it peculiar in my initial research 30 or 40 years ago that we do not have a record of women’s responses to the sacred texts. I thought reinterpretation […]
I base a lot of my work on Qur’anic scripture because it is, after all, the source of Arabic calligraphy. Calligraphy’s purpose is to express the Qur’an’s words.
The paradigm of news consumerism has shifted drastically, and no one’s quite sure how to deal with it.
In February 2014, young Yemeni activists launched Yemen Inside Out, a photography project aimed at breaking outside conceptions of Yemen and revealing the true nature of the country’s youth, hopes, […]
In stark contrast to the flowery, metaphorical poetry common in Syria before the revolution began, today’s poems emerging from the war-torn republic are explicit and visceral, graphic and raw.
As a student of Middle Eastern studies, people often ask me, “So what’s the difference between Sunnis and Shiites, and why are they always fighting?”
Having lived in France with a French family for a year as a pre-teen, I have some insights into the culture clash that gave rise to the Charlie Hebdo tragedy.
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