Issue Nos. 54/55

Essays & Features

 

2.  Martyrdom, Violence, and the Passion for Sanctity, by Elie Haddad

 

4.  Thirteen Hours of Interrogation,

by Mohammed Ali Atassi

 

8.  Cairo’s Fourth Pyramid: Reflections on Naguib Mahfouz, by Amin Malak

 

10. Naguib Mahfouz: Characters Develop Alongside their Creator,

by Mohammed Dakroub

 

12.  Naguib Mahfouz the Pyramid,

by Alawiyya Sobh

 

14.  A Father to the Point of Tears,

by Faraj Bayrakdar

 

16.  Waiting to Exhale…,

by Souad Dajani

 

20.  Sheikh Zakariyah Ahmad (1896-1961): The Life of a Composer,

by Sahar Taha

 

films


 

24.  Women and the Road in the Middle Eastby Nadia Yaqub

 

25.  In his Footsteps, by Inês Santos

 

28.  Only Whispers of Chnage in Saudi Women’s Struggle, by Inês Santos

 

films in brief


26.  “Lessons in Fear,” “At the Green Line,” “Hide Your Words,” and “Point

of Attack,” by Rebecca Romani

 

music


29.  Singing ‘Ud on New CD from Marcel Khalife, by Sami Asmar

 

interviews


30.  Iraqi Literature Flourishing Amid Bombs and Tanks, by Rebecca Joubin

 

books


32. The Facets of Palestinian Art, by Doris Bittar

34. Timeless Voice of History’s Objects, by Carel Bertram

 

36.  Injustice, Fear, Bombast - Targets of Farzat’s Pen, by Rana Kabbani

 

38.  Cooking and Writing Arab Americaby Pauline Homsi Vinson

42.  Church and State: Conflictual Twins, by Faisal Tbeileh

 

45.  New Fiction and the Post 9/11 Arab American Experience, by Pauline Homsi Vinson

46.  Three New Anthologies, a Cultural Mission to English Readers, by Lynne Rogers

 

47.  Burdened Histories, by Bhakti Shringarpure

 

 48.  Moving Toward the Light: A Century of Immigration from Assimilation to Emergence, by Judith Gabriel

 

50.  From Beirut to Oklahoma: Lebanese-American’s Novel Blends Poetry, Medicine, by Judith Gabriel

 

51.  New York’s Mean Streets in New Melhem Edition, by Judith Gabriel

 

books in brief


52.  “Anti Arab Racism in the USA,” and “Voices of Resistance,” by Arlen Jones

 

obituary


54.  Syrian Author Salma al-Haffar Kuzbari Remembered, by Joseph Mouallem

 

exhibitions


56.  Golden Age of Arab Science at L’Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris,

by Brigitte Caland

 

cultural briefings


7.  Playing Politics with Art, by Al Jadid Staff Writers

 

13.  contributors

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