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Atiaf Alwazir
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Moving to a new blog
Dear readers, Thank you for your time, your feedback and your honesty.  They have been invaluable.  After many years, I'm afraid I must move to a new blog as I felt it's time to change the layout a bit.  Unfortunately, I can not transfer the comments to the...

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A short story about a young Yemeni couple struggling to reconcile their expectations of how men and women should behave.  It offers a glimpse of how class dimensions and Westernization has affected perceptions of masculinity among young people in Sana’a.

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I Just Can't Understand You
Photo by Raymond Lidal, May 2013 in al-Haima al-Dakhliya First published in Muftah Every night in my dreams I see you, I feel you, That is how I know you go on Celine Dion’s nasal serenades were competing with the gruff voice of the mu’athin across the crow...

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War Rant - Part 2: War Awakens Burried Prejudices
After a year and a half of being inactive on social media, mainly due to a phase of reflection and severe depression, I began to tweet from time to time after the start of the war.  While some of my views my had shifted a bit, the core remained the same. I ...

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War Rant - Part 1: The War Narrative and the Death of Philosophy
Let me start off by saying this is NOT a research paper. It’s simply the first part of a longer rant. I want to get all the negative energy out of my system and into the wild (sorry universe!). Gone are the early days of 2011 when no question and no theory...

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Twelve examples from Yemen illustrating life itself as resistance.
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