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January 2013 Culture

[ ["Men in Wartime" 2013, by Mahmoud Shubbar (Iraq)]

Jadaliyya's first monthly culture bouquet of 2013 has arrived! Painters Samia Halaby and Athir Shayota contribute to Visuals in 1500, a new series of profiles that takes a single work of art as the starting point for larger discussions on aesthetics. Marilyn Hacker translates a poem by Taher Bekri. Maia Tabet translates a chapter from Sudanese novelist Amir Tag Elsir's "Ebola '76." Alia Yunis interviews Syrian director Nabil Maleh. Iraqi artist Sadik Kwaish Alfaraji contemplates the plight of the Arab Sisyphus.

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Samia Halaby, "Homage to Leonard"

Athir Shayota, "From Baghdad to New York: Reflections on Painting"

Sadik Kwaish Alfaraji, "Sisyphus Goes on Demonstration"

Taher Bekri, "Epic of the Thyme of Palestine" tr. Marilyn Hacker

Amir Tag Elsir,  "Ebola '76" tr. Maia Tabet

Alia Yunis, "A Leopard in Winter: An Interview with Syrian Director Nabil Maleh."

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