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Refusing the Politics of Piety

In 2012, Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi went from being Sudan’s most celebrated poet to a political refugee. His poetry anthologies Songs of …

Awakening Memories

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

Persia and the Mughals

It was an empire whose legends many have heard, but with which most people are not likely to be very …

Iranian Peacemakers

The international community does not really expect to read the words ‘peace’ and ‘Iran’ in one sentence, even though peace …

A Man Out Of Place

On April 9, 1951, Sadegh Hedayat entered his rented apartment in Paris, plugged all the doors and windows with cotton, …

A Quiet Town

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