Tag Archives: Egypt

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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Safar: A Journey Through Popular Arab Cinema

Preview of this film festival in Arabic: رحلة سفر في السينما العربية الشعبية تستضيفها لندن (Source: http://aawsat.com) September’s an exciting time to be in London if you love Arabic films, old or new. The Arab British Centre, in partnership with … 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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Talking about holidays and travel

Beginners and GCSE level * Holidays vocab wordsearch (on Transparent Arabic blog) * PPT presentations on transport, directions, weather – Arabalicious * PPT presentations and exercises on travel, leisure activities, accommodation, tourist information, transport, asking directions and weather – Arabicscope … Continue reading

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الأيتام في العالم العربي – Orphans in the Arab world

Iraq “In one of Baghdad’s most dangerous districts, one man is struggling to rebuild the lives of 32 boys orphaned by the war. Witness follows the residents of the orphanage over the course of several months as they take uncertain … Continue reading

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Arabic through bellydancing

Bellydancing and learning Arabic seem to go hand in hand, and indeed it was the motivation for one of my groups of students to start learning Arabic in the first place. As they head of for yet another bellydancing themed … Continue reading

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Quirky Arabic bookshops

Three things I love: quirky shops, bookshops & Arabic books. So I fell in love with these little treats of the kutub world… Abu Ali’s literary kiosk, downtown Amman Every bookshop I went into in Amman was ultimately disappointing, even … Continue reading

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