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"The novel has an open end and complex allusions, which in my opinion gives more freedom to the dramaturge when writing the script."
"Nothing stays a secret for long in the souk."
"Facebook has broken the barrier that distance once put in our way. And a writer in the diaspora may have more of a following in Yemen than a writer who lives here. Plus the freedom that writers can enjoy in exile has a positive impact on Yemeni literature as a whole."
"As for writers, there′s nothing they can do about the terrible situation in Yemen. They live under bombing and mortar fire, the same as everyone else, with the same shortage of basic necessities like water, food and electricity."
Some preliminary thoughts about the novel.
"Ongoing political turmoil may not bode well for Yemen, but if 2014 is any indication, the outlook for its national literary scene is a promising one."
The TEDxSana'a Book Club has established a small but vibrant book community in Yemen's largest city, as reported in the Yemen Times this week. Now they're looking to expand even more,
While she was in Iowa City, participating in the International Writing Program (IWP)'s fall 2013 residency, Yemeni poet and filmmaker Sawsan Al-Areeqe spoke with the program's "On the Map" series. The video interview was recently released on YouTube.
A recent Time article by Tik Root (@TikRoot) looks at "Yemen’s New Ways of Protesting Drone Strikes: Graffiti and Poetry." According to Root, a recent anti-drone poetry contest had as its prize $600 or "1% of the cost of a hellfire missile."
Last week, 34 established writers from around the world began to arrive in Iowa City to participate in the University of Iowa's 47th International Writing Program (IWP) residency. This year sees the program’s first-ever participants from Yemen (poet and filmmaker Sawsan Al-Areeqe) and Bahrain (poet, short-story writer, and essayist Ali Al Saeed). Kuwaiti writer Nada Faris will also join.
I suppose "Children's Magazines in the Yemen" doesn't have the same appealing ring as Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, but -- although Yemen doesn't actually have a salmon-fishing industry -- it really does have children's magazines, although not as many as a few decades ago: According to a report in this week's Yemen Times, even locally produced Arabic … Continue reading Children’s Magazines in the Yemen, Libraries in Egypt