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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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Lebanon’s cedars, resurrected

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Lebanon’s cedars, resurrected

The national symbol of Lebanon, the mighty cedar tree may be facing extinction across the country, but it is being given a new lease of life by craftsman Joy El Khoury. Haleh Hatmani visits him in his workshop to find out more.

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The oldest cuisine in the world

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The oldest cuisine in the world

Iraq has a rich and diverse culinary tradition that dates back over 5,000 years. Emanuelle Degli Espost spent an afternoon with Lamees Ibrahim, author of The Iraqi Cookbook, in order to find out more about this ancient cuisine.

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