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Culture

Nayla Rida
I can only imagine what the multiplication of stories and cultural representation can mean for the queer Arab community, who has long struggled to reconcile its two identities in a way that feels safe, but there is no doubt that Ahmad left an immutable legacy to this fight – and he’s not done yet.
Mahdi Mohammad
Over the past 30 years, only 12 Christians players made it into the Egyptian Premier League. A matter of deep-rooted sectarianism? Parents having other priorities? Or a bit of both?
Bunasser Al-Taffar – Lebanese writer and rapper
The son of Douma, who lived through the tragedies and atrocities of the siege, found in his camera a tongue to speak with after terror had taken away his voice.
Rana Mamdouh
Kafka meets Orwell in Egypt’s surreal brave new world, where a like, share or post on Facebook may land you behind bars for “supporting terrorism” or “insulting the regime.” We present five case studies.
Salah Hasan Baban
Kurdish leaders and their supporters are up in arms over a short Iranian movie showing a “weak” Massoud Barzani, while glorifying Qassem Soleimani.
Daraj
An Arab book fair in Sweden sparked widespread criticism after displaying a book that presented anti-Semitic ideas.
Alaa Rashidi
The problematic question that arises when dealing with this disaster is, should we repair the damage and rebuild so that our memory moves on from what happened? Or should we preserve the memories that capture the disaster?
Vicken Cheterian
Many secular Turks feel that the conversion of the most famous Istanbul museum to a mosque is mainly a struggle between Erdogan supporters and Atatürk Republicanism. Secularist Turks, who are in majority in Istanbul municipality, feel that the conquest of the city this time is targeting them.
Alaa Rashidi
Stations of history are narrated through stories, pictures and videos from the Syrian childhood tragedy… Here is an attempt to chart the course for the humiliation, as well as the shattering of Syrian childhood during the last decade.
Vicken Cheterian
I would not blame that young Armenian boy I was for the negative feelings towards the Ottomans: all four of my grandparents were born in the Ottoman Empire – what is now Turkey – and their own state forcibly deported them, dispersing or killing most of their family members.
لتصلكم نشرة درج الى بريدكم الالكتروني