With this blog we will connect our bookshop with the online world, through articles, short essays and testimonies. The aim is to create an online platform that represents Arab culture from a young, dynamic and open perspective.
Due to the social and political discourse in Europe, especially after the post-revolutionary instabilities, the refugee crisis and the rise of populism in Europe, Arab culture has been narrowed down to stereotypes and discredited from its human richness and artistic value.
Through this sub-project we attempt to create an online platform for intercultural dialogue, by focusing on our similarities and common heritage. As we believe that literature, music and art are universal languages that everyone can understand, these will constitute the main pillars of the blog.
We have built a team of young, creative and engaged bloggers, academics, and activists from different backgrounds, specializations, and nationalities. We will be focusing on sociology, migration, literature, music, cinema, cultural exchange, stories and poetry.
If you want to join this team, don’t hesitate to contact us!
The Mall as a Reflection of Contemporary Culture in the Work of Mahmoud Al-Wardani and Vaporwave Music
In this article I will present certain common elements between the novel Mūsīqā l-mūl of Mahmoud al-Wardani and a musical style called Vaporwave, which
I am writing to you from Amman (Jordan) where I am doing an internship in an environmental organization called EcoPeace. The organization aims to achieve
الإسلام والخيال العِلمي، كيف نوفق بين هذين الموضوعين؟ فالإسلام يعتبر فترة النبي محمد والمدينة الزمن الأفضل، بينما الخيال العلمي يركز على المستقبل… في هذه المقالة
Islam and science fiction? How? Islam emphasizes the past, such as time of the prophet and Medina while sci-fi focuses on the future, so how
How do Arabic literary novels portray the maturing of their youth? What are the problems they to face and do they differ for men and
Identity has always been the concern of many of us in adolescence and youth. At the time, the discussions with parents, colleagues and friends have
إحتفلت عدد من البلدان أوروبية السنة الماضية بعيد الحركة الإصلاحية البروتستانتية اللوثارية 500 سنة (1517). كانت هذه الحركة الإصلاحية وسيلة لتوحيد التفكير العقلي والعلمي مع الدين. يُقال ذلك أيضاً عن
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