Culture

Window Into Tangier

Window Into Tangier

Tangier: the city whose landscape is like a palimpsest of histories, cultures and cosmopolitan identities.

Marrying for your country: On institutionalized marriage and Egyptian nationalism

Marrying for your country: On institutionalized marriage and Egyptian nationalism

"Marriage is the cornerstone of manhood and a principle of national allegiance. A man who does not marry is like a deserter from the army:…

Guardians of Thrones: When Women Ruled the Muslim World

Guardians of Thrones: When Women Ruled the Muslim World

The ancient East knew women leaders who were successful rulers of kingdoms, yet authority in Islamic history has been exclusively reserved for men. The succession…

Jazz in the Arab World: Early Attempts and New Fusions

Jazz in the Arab World: Early Attempts and New Fusions

During the cold war between the United States and the Soviet Union, Jazz music was a strong card for the Americans with which they influenced…

Egyptian Women Shake the Internet to Their Tabla

Egyptian Women Shake the Internet to Their Tabla

It is believed that bongo drums are the oldest music instruments known to humans. They were first found in the ancient civilizations of India and…

Muslims in Comic Books: From Kamala Khan to Faiza Hussain

Muslims in Comic Books: From Kamala Khan to Faiza Hussain

Graphic novels have come to occupy a highly respected position, defying stereotypes that suggest that comics are strictly for children by building a long and…