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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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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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