The greatness of al-Zubairi is in this creative unity, and harmony with his homeland. It also lies in his ability to link his feelings with the feelings of his people, which lead to the proliferation of his poetry, especially during periods of oppression and injustice, more than any of his contemporaries.
A play entitled ‘Yemeni Movie’ was presented by Yemeni youth in Sana’a’s Cultural Center on 28 October 2017. This performance marked the revival of Yemeni theater; embodied with fresh, youthful ideas, the play boldly depicts the war in Yemen and its effect on people.
In this interview with al-Madaniya magazine, Amna al-Nasiri, the artist, author, critic and Professor of the Philosophy of Aesthetics at the College of Literature, Sana’a University, talks about the reality of fine art in Yemen.
A photo-essay by Amira al-Sharif
Mocha’s golden age started at the end of the 17th century. The demand for coffee had increased, and money was pouring in from all corners of the globe, attracting adventurers, coffee enthusiasts, and pirates looking for gold.
Harassment has become an everyday occurrence that weighs on women – a matter of anxiety whenever they think of leaving their houses.
Away from all the media attention, Nouria Naji continues her humanitarian work silently. Yemeni Education and Relief Organization, which she created in 2003, offers education services, helps the poor, and deals with street begging.
Prominent Yemenis from various background and fields share their thoughts on matters related to Yemen, being a citizen and what ‘Madaniya’ means to them.
Founded in 1973, the Jameel Ghanem Institute of Fine Arts is considered the first institute of its kind in Yemen. Today, the institute continues to have a positive influence on those striving to make art in Aden and in other Yemeni cities.
Civil society in post-colonial and developing countries was created in circumstances different to those in European countries. The contrast is evident as CSOs in countries such as Yemen are hindered by key local social entities, like government, tribes, political parties and religious sects.