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19 July, 2024

Israel’s Black Panthers by Asaf Elia-Shalev—a Review

In the 1970s Israel's Black Panthers rocked the establishment and brought the rampant discrimation against Arab Jews to light.

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19 July, 2024

Three Worlds: Memoirs of an Arab-Jew by Avi Shlaim—a Review

Selma Dabbagh reviews Avi Shlaim's memoir about his coming-of-age as an Iraqi Jew, living as a minority in Israel and then in England.

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12 July, 2024

Kadria Hussein: Egypt’s Forgotten Painter Princess

Princess Kadria Hussein was a 20th-century painter, writer and advocate for women’s rights, whose work remains undocumented.

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12 July, 2024

Morocco’s Bīylmawn Festival and the Threat of Cultural Attrition

The Bīylmawn festival has recently made a comeback but not everyone is pleased with the highly stylized and artistically reimagined carnival.

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TMR 43 • Summer Fiction '24

“The Social Media Kids”—a short story by Qais Akbar Omar

In Qais Akbar Omar’s short story, a surprise homecoming threatens to upend the lives of a 14-year-old and her independent mother in Kabul.

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Latest Essays & Fiction

Amazigh • 12 July, 2024

Morocco’s Bīylmawn Festival and the Threat of Cultural Attrition

The Bīylmawn festival has recently made a comeback but not everyone is pleased with the highly stylized and artistically reimagined carnival.

Books • 5 July, 2024

Dune in 2024: A World Beyond Saving

The meta-narrative in Frank Herbert's Dune trilogy foresees the modern disaster of never-ending colonialism and a planet destroyed by oil.

Essays • 5 July, 2024,

Flaubert’s Poison Pen

Flaubert's theory of meaning and form rests on a mystical conception of the nature of writing, alongside the theory of music in writing.

Fiction • 5 July, 2024

“The Social Media Kids”—a short story by Qais Akbar Omar

In Qais Akbar Omar’s short story, a surprise homecoming threatens to upend the lives of a 14-year-old and her independent mother in Kabul.

Fiction • 5 July, 2024

“An Inherited Offense”—a Levantine story on the island of Leros

In this short story by Nektaria Anastasiadou, the male and female terebinth trees of a Levantine childhood help heal a fractured family.

Essays • 5 July, 2024

The Mourning Diaries of Atash Shakarami

The diaries provide a complex double-layered narrative of Nika as a victim of regime brutality, and of Atrash as a survivor of state horror.