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The New York Times says Jadaliyya "Brings New Life to Arab Studies." Read about it by clicking here.
With the death of ‘Abd al-Rahman al-Abnudi (1938-2015), Egypt and the Arab world lost the last of the pioneers of colloquial poetry who have significantly enriched poetry written in the spoken Egyptian dialect and expanded its horizons. Together with Fuad Haddad (1927-85) and Salah Jahin (1930-86), Al-Abnudi was instrumental in moving Egyptian colloquial poetry beyond the poetics of mass mobilization and explicit political expression to more complex and diverse realms. Over ...Keep Reading »
On February 16, Roger Ebert, an American film critic and commentator, tweeted: "The attack on Lara Logan brings Middle East attitudes toward women into sad focus." While the attack on CBS News correspondent Lara Logan was a tragic and upsetting event, it needs to be understood in its political context. Any attempt to propound this in such familiar orientalist terms would be offensive and unfair, not only to Egyptians protesting for democracy, but to Logan ...Keep Reading »
Noha Radwan is an Egyptian-born professor of Arabic and Comparative Literature at the University of California-Davis. She received her PhD from UC Berkeley and taught at Columbia University from 2005-2010. Her research interests focus on modern Arabic poetry and fiction.