ghilafaat:

The first page of the first story (Exit) from Wahid Farid (interesting that his names are almost synonyms)’s collection of Mohamed-Mounir-themed short stories. #firstpages #fiction #arabic #egypt #mohamedmounir #books #shortstories

ghilafaat:

The first page of the first story (Exit) from Wahid Farid (interesting that his names are almost synonyms)’s collection of Mohamed-Mounir-themed short stories. #firstpages #fiction #arabic #egypt #mohamedmounir #books #shortstories

ghilafaat:

I’m sooo curious! Is this a book of short stories about Mohamed Mounir? Inspired by Mohamed Mounir? From the perspective of Mohamed Mounir? Anyway, I love the cover image where the King of Egyptian pop (pshhh, Amr Diab) watches benevolently over the scene… #egypt #arabic #fiction #shortstories #mohamedmounir #books #bookcovers #coverart

ghilafaat:

I’m sooo curious! Is this a book of short stories about Mohamed Mounir? Inspired by Mohamed Mounir? From the perspective of Mohamed Mounir? Anyway, I love the cover image where the King of Egyptian pop (pshhh, Amr Diab) watches benevolently over the scene… #egypt #arabic #fiction #shortstories #mohamedmounir #books #bookcovers #coverart

I have been too slow to do even this little bit.

I am realizing that I am decent at arguing, actually, although I get very upset in the process.

A lot of times I haven’t spoken because I didn’t feel I was armed well enough with facts.

Once you let go of the idea that you are going to change the mind of any individual person through argument (chances of this are slim to none; persuasion comes through other means), it becomes possible to say what you can, when you can.

At least then you aren’t silent.

ghilafaat:

The back cover of Najwa Ghanem’s Wings of Fear, with a short excerpt from one of her stories. #palestine #arabic #fiction #shortstories #books #backcovers

ghilafaat:

The back cover of Najwa Ghanem’s Wings of Fear, with a short excerpt from one of her stories. #palestine #arabic #fiction #shortstories #books #backcovers

ghilafaat:

The Wings of Fear - a book of short stories by Najwa Ghanem. Published by the Ogarit Cultural Center in Ramallah. #palestine #arabic #books #bookcovers #coverart #shortstories #fiction

ghilafaat:

The Wings of Fear - a book of short stories by Najwa Ghanem. Published by the Ogarit Cultural Center in Ramallah. #palestine #arabic #books #bookcovers #coverart #shortstories #fiction

theuppitynegras:

dynastylnoire:

hikergirl:

Here is the link to the City Lab article and the link to the actual website, Turn On Detroit’s Water.
h/t to amomenttothink for retweeting this.

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theuppitynegras:

dynastylnoire:

hikergirl:

Here is the link to the City Lab article and the link to the actual website, Turn On Detroit’s Water.

h/t to amomenttothink for retweeting this.

boooooooooooooooooost

Please spread this around

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africanartagenda:

Geoffrey Ernest Katantazi Mukasa

Country: Uganda

Style: Contemporary, Cubism

Geoffrey Mukasa was born in 1954 in Mulago, in the center of Kampala, the capital of Uganda to one of Uganda’s most prominent doctors.  He grew up at in the palace of Kabaka, who at the time was the regional King of Buganda.  Many people expected Mukasa to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a doctor.  The murder of his father during Idi Amin’s coup brought drastic changes to his life, including leaving Uganda and studying art.  He studied for a short while in Kenya before deciding to go to India.

He studied at Lucknow University from 1978 and graduated with a degree in Fine Arts from Lucknow University, India in 1984.  India greatly inspired Mukasa, exposing himself to European and Indian aesthetic values.  He threw himself into his work with vigor, focusing mainly on human relationships with the environment, interactions between humans and every day living.

- See more at: http://www.wanderingeducators.com/artisans/artisan-month/artist-month-geoffrey-ernest-katantazi-mukasa.html#.dpuf

Geoffrey Mukasa was born in 1954 in Mulago, in the center of Kampala, the capital of Uganda to one of Uganda’s most prominent doctors.  He grew up at in the palace of Kabaka, who at the time was the regional King of Buganda.  Many people expected Mukasa to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a doctor.  The murder of his father during Idi Amin’s coup brought drastic changes to his life, including leaving Uganda and studying art.  He studied for a short while in Kenya before deciding to go to India.

He studied at Lucknow University from 1978 and graduated with a degree in Fine Arts from Lucknow University, India in 1984.  India greatly inspired Mukasa, exposing himself to European and Indian aesthetic values.  He threw himself into his work with vigor, focusing mainly on human relationships with the environment, interactions between humans and every day living.

- See more at: http://www.wanderingeducators.com/artisans/artisan-month/artist-month-geoffrey-ernest-katantazi-mukasa.html#.dpuf

Geoffrey Mukasa was born in 1954 in Mulago, in the center of Kampala, the capital of Uganda to one of Uganda’s most prominent doctors.  He grew up at in the palace of Kabaka, who at the time was the regional King of Buganda.  Many people expected Mukasa to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a doctor.  The murder of his father during Idi Amin’s coup brought drastic changes to his life, including leaving Uganda and studying art.  He studied for a short while in Kenya before deciding to go to India.

He studied at Lucknow University from 1978 and graduated with a degree in Fine Arts from Lucknow University, India in 1984.  India greatly inspired Mukasa, exposing himself to European and Indian aesthetic values.  He threw himself into his work with vigor, focusing mainly on human relationships with the environment, interactions between humans and every day living.

- See more at: http://www.wanderingeducators.com/artisans/artisan-month/artist-month-geoffrey-ernest-katantazi-mukasa.html#.dpuf

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So many lives.

asymptotejournal:

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Asymptote is hiring!

Roles vary from Assistant Managing Editor; Assistant Editor; Editors-at-Large; Graphic Designer; Video Production Assistant and more! For further details about how we work and our application process, click through here

If you’re driven and passionate about international literature, send in an application today!

Dystopia is now.

ghilafaat:

Here’s Hisham Rahmah’s illustration of a scene involving a student named Adel and his professor, who appears to be preaching the gospel of Taha Hussein. #illustration #arabic #egypt #tahahussein #fiction

ghilafaat:

Here’s Hisham Rahmah’s illustration of a scene involving a student named Adel and his professor, who appears to be preaching the gospel of Taha Hussein. #illustration #arabic #egypt #tahahussein #fiction

ghilafaat:

'In the company of Ahmad Sa'id' a novel by Muhammad Ashour Hashim, with drawings (like this one on the cover) by Hisham Rahmah #arabic #egypt #fiction #books #bookcovers #coverart

ghilafaat:

'In the company of Ahmad Sa'id' a novel by Muhammad Ashour Hashim, with drawings (like this one on the cover) by Hisham Rahmah #arabic #egypt #fiction #books #bookcovers #coverart

lastnightsreading:

Tiphanie Yanique at BookCourt, 7/21/14

lastnightsreading:

Tiphanie Yanique at BookCourt, 7/21/14

I still can’t believe that someone told me yesterday my comments were “disrespectful” toward her brother, who served in the IDF.

Why do I need to respect him?

Sorry this tumblr is so often just me incredulously venting nowadays.

Of course I can believe it, I just think it’s preposterous.

In other news, I had a chance to find out what my dad’s real views on Palestine are since he posted a long comment on my page, but I deleted it. He referred to the Palestinians as Philistines, among other things, so even though I didn’t read the whole thing (I don’t want to know, I don’t want to know, I don’t want to know) I gather that it was pretty offensive.

For those who think I should maybe have used that as an opportunity: my dad is like a real life internet troll, he just keeps coming back, and he espouses lots of bizarre crackpot theories which thankfully keeps him from being very influential.

Remember Renisha McBride and That Imperfect Black Women's Lives Also Matter

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On November 2, 2013, Ted Wafer, a 55 year old White male resident of Dearborn Heights, Michigan, killed Renisha McBride, a 19 year old young Black woman who was injured from a car accident and seeking assistance. According to Detroit Free Press, Ted Wafer has been charged…