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Entries Tagged as 'Syria'

Muhammad Idrees Ahmad: On Monsterphilia and Assad

November 4th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Middle East, Syria

Fascinating article on Syria, even if I don’t agree with everything Ahmad writes; below the opening paras — you can read the full article in Guernica Magazine, here. October 24, 2013 The problems with the “anti-imperialist” position on Syria. Image from Flickr via david_axe By Muhammad Idrees Ahmad Earlier this month, the British street artist Banksy […]

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Syria, Dilemma

August 5th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Middle East

And then this, via the daily Perlentaucher, which strikes me as a sadly accurate assessment of the dilemma, by the Syrian philosopher Sadik J. Al-Azm in the FAZ (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung) in my quick translation, this morning: “The international discourse on Syria is shaped primarily by concerns for the protection of minorities: Christians, Kurds, Alawites, Druses, […]

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Hala Mohammad: Waiting for Spring

September 10th, 2012 · No Comments · "Arab Spring", Arab Culture, Literature, Poetics, Poetry

Via aljazeera’s “Artscape” series Poets of Protest: Exiled in Paris, the Syrian poet despairs for her country as the crisis there deepens. Renowned and outspoken Syrian poet Hala Mohammad explains how she thinks poetry is central to the political change underway in the Middle East, and especially to the fight against Bashar al-Assad, the Syrian president. […]

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Malek Jandali’s “Freedom” (Qashoush Symphony) مالك جندلي حرية سيمفونية القاشوش

February 15th, 2012 · 2 Comments · "Arab Spring", Music

Malek Jandali (Arabic: مالك جندلي‎) was born in Germany in 1972 & raised in Homs. He is a Syrian composer and pianist who began his musical career as a pianist, winning the first prize at the National Young Artists’ competition of Syria in 1988. He’s considered to be among the most versatile and creative musicians in the Arab world. He is the first Syrian and only Arab musician to arrange music […]

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A Short Syrian Film

October 20th, 2011 · No Comments · "Arab Spring", Agitprop

The following short film was directed by Dani Abo Louh and Mohamad Omran. It was recently released via Vimeo. It was brought to my attention by Marilyn Hacker. Published on the Jadaliyya site: Conte de printemps from La Chaise Renversee on Vimeo.

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A Call from Syrian Writers

May 27th, 2011 · 3 Comments · Agitprop, Arab Culture, Censorship, Human rights, Intellectuals, Petition, Politics

Transmission of the call addressed to all poets and writers in the world إحالة نداء إلى كافة الروائيين والشعراء والنقاد في العالم Check out the video before reading the text and thank you for your signatures   The Syrian revolution 2011 تاريخ  الثورة السورية الحديث http://www.facebook.com/l/f966dz7Sw-ad02KT1gP0ZTb4v6g/www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzvduDVjdyA   We, Syrian writers, endorsing the previous call that our friends […]

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