Posts by Emanuelle Degli Esposti

New York’s Syrian Past

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New York’s Syrian Past

A new book exploring the historical legacy of New York's Syrian colony sheds new light on the emerging Syrian refugee crisis of our contemporary times.

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Aesthetics and Nostalgia

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Aesthetics and Nostalgia

Palestinian graphic artist Dia Batal explores the meaning of identity, mourning, and loss in her new exhibition at London's Mosaic Rooms.

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Badke: Dancing for Their Lives

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Badke: Dancing for Their Lives

A troupe of Palestinian dancers go wild in an exercise of joyful abandon, the shadow of war and occupation ever-present behind the thumping music.

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An Anthem for Iraq

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An Anthem for Iraq

As the terror-stricken regime of the Islamic State (IS), which now holds sway over significant parts of Northern Iraq, continues unabated, it is worth reflecting back on other turbulent moments in the history of what used to be Mesopotamia.

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The enduring Orientalist

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The enduring Orientalist

A blog purporting to help the reader not to be a "dickhead in Palestine" has drawn attention from various quarters for its tongue-in-cheek humour and enduring message. The Arab Review speaks to the founder of the blog about the persistence of the Orientalist paradigm.

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