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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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A Cursed Palestinian Identity?

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A Cursed Palestinian Identity?

Hasheemah Afaneh meditates on her multiple identities as a woman, a Westerner, and English-speaker and, most of all, as a Palestinian.

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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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“We only find good literature from crisis”

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“We only find good literature from crisis”

Sarah Irving interviews influential Syrian writer Nihad Sirees about the developing situation in his native country and the implications the civil war may have on Syrian literature.

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Khaled El Nabawy: The Strength Within

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Khaled El Nabawy: The Strength Within

Egyptian actor Khaled El Nabawy is beginning to make waves on the international screen. Nina E. Rothe catches up with him at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival to find out more about this enigmatic and charming man.

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