Category Archives: Politics

إذا الشعب يومًا أراد الحياة If, one day, the people choose life

This poem is a very famous one by the early 20th century Tunisian poet Abu al-Qasim al-Shabbi which inspired so many of chants for freedom during Arab Spring protests in 2011-2012. Here’s a good article on Arablit blog about different … Continue reading

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Murals on Mohammed Mahmoud Street رسوم الجدارية بشارع محمد محمود

Saw this great blog post by photographer Sean Rocha with slideshow of pics of the murals and graffitti painted on a street near Tahrir Square in Cairo and was reminded to look up some footage on Youtube. Here’s some nice … Continue reading

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Antique photography of the Arab world

Antika is an excellent Facebook site: a stream of old photos from all over the Arab world. Thanks to the Arabist and Angry Arab blogs for highlighting it

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The Arab Revolution(s): everything you need to know

I’m copying this from the Arab British Centre email because it sounds good, especially the performance by Egyptian band Eskenderella 🙂 Southbank Centre Presents THE ARAB REVOLUTION: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW 15 September 2012 | 10:00A day of discussion, … Continue reading

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The Arab Spring

2011 was an amazing time of revolution, protest and civil unrest. Here are some useful links and resources for students of Arabic and Arab world studies on this historic period and cultural phenomenon. Please note this list is in progress. … Continue reading

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Al-Jazeera Arabic language podcasts

This page lists all the podcasts available either from the Al-Jazeera website or from Itunes. The Arabic podcasts that are available are: Shariah Wal Haya / Shariah and Life (الشريعة والحياة) Bila Hudood / No limits ( بلا حدود ) … Continue reading

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Syria – resources

Videos & audio * People & Power – Syria: Songs of Defiance Al-Jazeera documentary on Syria. 25 mins (in English, Syrian Arabic parts subtitled) * Syria: The horror of Homs, a city at war A French photojournalist, Mani, reveals graphic images … Continue reading

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