Vol. 23, No. 77


ESSAYS & FEATURES

Lebanon’s Tide of Change: Revolutionaries vs. Predators by Elie Chalala; Lebanese Jewry: Once Part of the Country’s Confessional Map, Now Vanished by Naomi Pham; A History in Song: Iraqi Singing Mirrors Nation’s Cultural, Political Experience by Elie Chalala; When Taha Hussein Welcomed Kafka into Arab Letters and Defended Him Against Communists and Nazis! by Abdo Wazen; Taha Hussein in the Eyes of His Granddaughter by Al Jadid Staff; A Buddhist Path to Seta Manoukian’s Art: New Book Presents an Overview of an Iconic Lebanese Artist by Naomi Pham; Huguette Caland (1931-2019): From Beirut to Paris to Los Angeles and Back, Freedom Was Her Companion by Naomi Pham; Exhibition Celebrates Syrian Women Artists as ‘Female Fighters’! by Naomi Pham; Muayyad al-Rawi, Iraqi Poet And Renaissance Man Whose Work Painted a Portrait of the 1960s by Elie Chalala; On Poetry and Childhood by Muayyad al-Rawi; Poetic “Kingdoms” Built by the Iraqi Muayyad al-Rawi by Hashem Shafiq; Despite Decades-Old Controversies, Iraqi Poet Badr Shakir al-Sayyab Still Relevant! by Elie Chalala; The Happy Smock: Huguette Caland’s Structured Art and Influence on Artists by Doris Bittar
 
FILMS

‘Out on the Burning Sands’ by Angele Ellis; Film Takes a Journey Back to a Time, Place That Offers Hope for Peace by Lynne Rogers; A lesson in History: Deconstructing the Israeli Narrative by Lynne Rogers
 
INTERVIEW
 
From the Euphrates to the Chicago River, ‘My Paintings Are My Home’ for Syrian Artist Etab Hrieb by Akram Alkatreb
 
BOOKS
 
Mystery in the Camps by Lynne Rogers; Children’s Novel Tells Real Truths About Divorce and the Loneliness of the Very Young by Naomi Pham; Battle With Cancer Metaphor for Syrian War in Sensitive, Insightful New Novel by Ghada Mourad; Author’s Personal “Nakba” Reflects Experience of Middle Class Displaced Palestinians by Priscilla Wathington; A Palestinian Father/Son Story that Balances New and Traditional Expectations and Aspirations by D.W. Aossey; Arab Woman Experiences the Other Side of ‘Otherness’ in New Novel by Fawaz Azem; Speculative Novel Examines Culture and Memory in Palestinian Experience: Can a People Truly Disappear? by D.W. Aossey; New Book Offers a Vision of War As Seen Through the Eyes of the Rubble by Lynne Rogers; How Lebanon’s Shiites Came to Live By ‘Hezbollah Rules’ by Fawaz Azem; ‘[U]nraveling all my senses’ by Angele Ellis
 
ART REVIEW
 
‘Many Stories, One Heart’: The Museum of the Palestinian People Opens in DC by Pamela Nice
 
POETRY
 
Baghdad’s Cathedral Excerpts by Isa Hasan al-Yasiri; Natural Born Victims by Khalil Elayan; Kirkuk by Mu’ayyad al-Rawi; With Al-Ma’arri by Mu’ayyad al-Rawi; ‘Howl’ by Mu’ayyad al-Rawi
 
FICTION
 
Terra Firma by Hanna Saadah
 
COVER ARTIST
 
“Bleu 1” (2010) by Huguette Caland
 
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