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Gina Bonakdar Nahai: Fantasies Of Escape And Inclusion, Mojgan Behmand 2016 Director of General Education and FYE, Dominican University of California

Gina Bonakdar Nahai: Fantasies Of Escape And Inclusion, Mojgan Behmand

Mojgan Behmand

Cry of the Peacock, Moonlight on the Avenue of Faith, and Caspian Rain are the enticing titles of Gina Bonakdar Nahai’s Iran-focused novels, published in 1991, 1999, and 2008 respectively. And the titles hold true: the narratives reflect the pain, melancholy and dream-like beauty conveyed in the titles as they divulge characters who strive to escape the restrictions of their community, religion, government, and gender. In the meantime, as the author depicts these fantasies of escape and attempts at flight –and frequently harshly punishes them–, the characters achieve a hitherto unknown feat, namely the depiction of Jewish Iranian main ...


The Turkish Bağlama: A Sacred Symbol Of Alevi Identity, Rashid Epstein Adams 2016 University of Cape Town

The Turkish Bağlama: A Sacred Symbol Of Alevi Identity, Rashid Epstein Adams

Nota Bene: Canadian Undergraduate Journal of Musicology

For the Alevi, the bağlama has become a powerful symbol of group identity. This paper discusses the important role that this Turkish folk instrument has in Alevi musical traditions and practices by first contextualizing the historical position of the Alevi in Turkish society, and then by examining the role of the bağlama in traditional ceremonial performance contexts. Finally, this paper examines the role Arif Sağ, a popular bağlama musician, played in cultural revival and how the sphere of his influence contributed directly to the bağlama becoming a sacred symbol of Alevi identity.


From Marseille To Mecca: Reconciling The Secular And The Religious In Le Grand Voyage (The Big Trip) (2004), Yahya Laayouni 2016 Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

From Marseille To Mecca: Reconciling The Secular And The Religious In Le Grand Voyage (The Big Trip) (2004), Yahya Laayouni

Journal of Religion & Film

By the early 1980’s, a generation of children of Maghrebi (North African) parents born and/or raised in France started to become more visible, particularly after they organized a march in 1983 from Marseille to Paris under the slogan “For Equality and against Racism.” This generation was introduced to the public as the “Beur generation.” The word ‘Beur,’ coined by this generation, is the result of a Parisian back slang and means ‘Arab.’ It quickly gained popularity and has been used to refer to children of Maghrebi origins living in France. As much as it has been hard for ...


A Middle East Perspective: Civil War Memory In Syria And At Home, Anika N. Jensen 2016 Gettysburg College

A Middle East Perspective: Civil War Memory In Syria And At Home, Anika N. Jensen

The Gettysburg Compiler: On the Front Lines of History

Last summer, while on a trip with the Eisenhower Institute’s Inside the Middle East program, I stood at the Israeli edge of the Golan Heights and heard a bomb explode across the border in Syria. We had spent the day within several miles of the war-ravaged nation with all remaining quiet until that moment, and while none of us wanted to admit it, we had the smallest hope that we might catch a glimpse of the conflict. However, when the sound of the detonation roared across the hills, excitement was replaced by a sense of fear and grief. I ...


Acknowledgements/Image Credits, Molly Lynde-Recchia 2016 Western Michigan University

Acknowledgements/Image Credits, Molly Lynde-Recchia

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Notes On Contributors, 2016 Western Michigan University

Notes On Contributors

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Enduring Scars By Ahmad Al-Safi Al-Najafi, B. N. Faraj 2016 N/A

Enduring Scars By Ahmad Al-Safi Al-Najafi, B. N. Faraj

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Translated from the Arabic by B.N. Faraj.


The Visa By Hisham Al Gakh, Houssem ben lazreg 2016 University of Alberta

The Visa By Hisham Al Gakh, Houssem Ben Lazreg

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Translated from the Arabic by Houssem Ben Lazreg.


Something Fills The Soul, On The Threshold Of Wishing, Time Utters It, And I Color My Name By Yousef El Qedra, Yasmin Snounu, Edward A. Morin 2016 Eastern Michigan University

Something Fills The Soul, On The Threshold Of Wishing, Time Utters It, And I Color My Name By Yousef El Qedra, Yasmin Snounu, Edward A. Morin

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Translated from the Arabic by Edward Morin, Yasminn Snounu, and Yasser Tabbaa.


In Jerusalem By Mahmoud Darwish, Uri Horesh 2016 Northwestern University

In Jerusalem By Mahmoud Darwish, Uri Horesh

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Translated from the Arabic by Uri Horesh.


An Ocean Of Tears, The Chest, Between The Loss & The Delay, And How Do I Tell You I Love You? By Mariam Michtawi, Jake Gordon 2016 Western Michigan University

An Ocean Of Tears, The Chest, Between The Loss & The Delay, And How Do I Tell You I Love You? By Mariam Michtawi, Jake Gordon

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Translated from the Arabic by Jake Gordon.


Foreword, 2016 Western Michigan University

Foreword

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Transference Vol. 3, Fall 2015, 2016 Western Michigan University

Transference Vol. 3, Fall 2015

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Saudi Arabia’S Impracticable Alliances Saudi Wahhabism At Home And Abroad And The Arrogation Of Islam, Ahmed SOUAIAIA 2016 University of Iowa

Saudi Arabia’S Impracticable Alliances Saudi Wahhabism At Home And Abroad And The Arrogation Of Islam, Ahmed Souaiaia

Ahmed E SOUAIAIA

Before WikiLeaks released the Saudi diplomatic cables in 2010, the rulers of Saudi Arabia had cultivated the image of being deliberate, moderate, and averse to confrontation. Since the start of 2011, the Saudi rulers have behaved in ways that annulled that perception. The Saudi rulers hosted the Tunisian dictator and refused to extradite him to face criminal and corruption charges, criticized the U.S. for not standing by Hosni Mubarak, turned down a coveted seat on the UNSC, sent its armed forces to crush a peaceful protest in Bahrain, armed Salafists to overthrow the Syrian government, engineered a political coup ...


Editor's Preface, Juan D. Pinto 2016 Brigham Young University

Editor's Preface, Juan D. Pinto

Studia Antiqua

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Front Matter, Studia Antiqua 2016 Brigham Young University

Front Matter, Studia Antiqua

Studia Antiqua

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Full Issue, Studia Antiqua 2016 Brigham Young University

Full Issue, Studia Antiqua

Studia Antiqua

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Out Of The Dust: An Examination Of Necromancy As A Literary Construct In The Book Of Mormon, Amanda Colleen Brown 2016 Brigham Young University

Out Of The Dust: An Examination Of Necromancy As A Literary Construct In The Book Of Mormon, Amanda Colleen Brown

Studia Antiqua

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A Survey Of The "Son Of Man" From Daniel To Jesus, Part 1: A Reevaluation Of Daniel 7 And Its Subsequent Implications On The "Son Of Man" Debate, Haley Wilson 2016 Brigham Young University

A Survey Of The "Son Of Man" From Daniel To Jesus, Part 1: A Reevaluation Of Daniel 7 And Its Subsequent Implications On The "Son Of Man" Debate, Haley Wilson

Studia Antiqua

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Editor's Preface, Jasmin Gimenez 2016 Brigham Young University

Editor's Preface, Jasmin Gimenez

Studia Antiqua

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