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Amy Assad

Amy Assad

Amy Assad is an editor at The Majalla and an English–Syrian, London-based writer who specializes in the arts and culture of the Middle East. She received her BA in Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies from Leeds University and has lived and studied in Syria and Morocco.

Capturing the Human Story

Saddam Hussein’s scorched-earth policy in Kuwait during the 1991 Gulf War resulted in an environmental catastrophe. On assignment at the …

Pearls of Wisdom

A large, seventeenth-century painting of a French noblewoman decorates the entrance of the London Victoria and Albert Museum’s latest exhibition. …

Palestine at the Proms

World-renowned violinist Nigel Kennedy is as well known for his eccentric performances, shiny suits and spikey hair as he is …

Awakening Memories

It is no secret that Israeli society consists of a number of diverse ethnic communities. Culturally, artist Dor Guez—who was …

Holding Hope Hostage

Syriac Orthodox Archbishop Yohanna Ibrahim is all thumbs navigating his way around his new iPhone. This modern device contrasts sharply …

People by Numbers

During the ten years since the US-led invasion of Iraq, we have been bombarded by statistics that purport to indicate …

A Quiet Town

Glancing over the headlines about Yemen today, one might be forgiven for thinking the country is an amalgamation of ‘Al-Qaeda,’ …