Help Out with a Journal Issue About Football in the ‘Middle East’

This was one of my suggestions. And you?

Issam Khalidi, Alon Raab, and James Montague are looking for “scholarly essays, poetry, fiction, and art about the history and culture of football in the Middle East for a special issue of the journal Soccer and Society.”

Although the deadline in their online call for work has passed, the three editors apparently wouldn’t mind a few more ideas.

Do you have a favorite Darwish poem that focuses on football? Are you harboring a lesser-known football fable by Yusuf Idris? Or, of course, have you assembled the great work of Football Art?

Khalidi is a Palestinian scholar and writer, creator of Montague is a Guardian journalist and former editor of TimeOut Beirut, and Raab is a UC Davis professor and co-editor of The Global Game: Writers on Soccer.

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