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🎟️ [TMR 42 • THEATRE]A stage director declines producing a play about a child tragically murdered during a genocide, fea...
06/13/2024

🎟️ [TMR 42 • THEATRE]

A stage director declines producing a play about a child tragically murdered during a genocide, fearing she may appear biased.

Discover this month’s centerpiece by Hassan Abdulrazzak: https://bit.ly/dare-not-speak-a-one-act-play



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ترفض مخرجة إنتاج مسرحية عن طفلة قُتلت بشكل مأساوي خلال الإبادة الجماعية، خوفًا من أن تبدو متحيزة.

https://bit.ly/ar-dare-not-speak-a-one-act-play

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Hassan Abdulrazzak le metteur en scène refuse de monter une pièce sur un enfant tragiquement assassiné lors d'un génocide, craignant de paraître partiale.

En savoir plus : https://bit.ly/fr-ne-pas-oser-parler-une-piece-en-une-acte

🎭 [TMR 42 • THEATRE]The editors of The Markaz Review and playwright Hassan Abdulrazzak present our June issue on THEATRE...
06/12/2024

🎭 [TMR 42 • THEATRE]

The editors of The Markaz Review and playwright Hassan Abdulrazzak present our June issue on THEATRE.

Dive in here: https://bit.ly/why-theatre-an-editorial



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يكتب محررو مجلة المركز والكاتب المسرحي حسن عبد الرزاق عن هذا العدد الخاص بالمسرح.

https://bit.ly/ar-why-theatre-an-editorial

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Les rédacteurs de The Markaz Review et le dramaturge Hassan Abdulrazzak présentent le numéro consacré au théâtre.

Découvrez l’édito dès maintenant : https://bit.ly/fr-pourquoi-le-theatre

06/10/2024

The center of the world, where recorded civilization got its start over 7,000 years ago, can be found in southwestern Asia, in ancient Mesopotamia.

🪶 [POETRY MARKAZ]Heartbreak and echoes, as a poet recalls the US invasion and occupation of her native Afghanistan, the ...
06/09/2024

🪶 [POETRY MARKAZ]

Heartbreak and echoes, as a poet recalls the US invasion and occupation of her native Afghanistan, the death of her father, the sudden end of a love, and the birth of her daughter.

Explore Sahar Muradi’s work in our May issue of Poetry Markaz: https://bit.ly/poet-sahar-muradi-presents-two-poems-from-octobers

Heartbreak and echoes, as a poet recalls the US invasion and occupation of her native Afghanistan, the death of her father, the sudden end of a love, and the birth of her daughter.

Read Karim Kattan in the Markaz Review.
06/08/2024

Read Karim Kattan in the Markaz Review.

📣 [NEW ISSUE]Our June issue, TMR 42 THEATRE, is now live! As the editors write in this month’s editorial, “For this firs...
06/07/2024

📣 [NEW ISSUE]

Our June issue, TMR 42 THEATRE, is now live!

As the editors write in this month’s editorial, “For this first issue on Arab and Middle Eastern/North African theatre, and the work of playwrights in diaspora — because we assuredly will revisit plays and playwrights in future issues, and hope to cover theatre more consistently — we have invited Iraqi-British playwright Hassan Abdulrazzak to give us a sense of what it was like to be a young drama adept.”

Dive into the issue now: https://bit.ly/tmr-42-theatre

Featuring work by: Hassan Abdulrazzak, Mudar Alhaggi, Elie Chalala, Mehrnaz Daneshvar, Yussef El Guindi, Saleem Haddad, Lameece Isaaq, Collective Ma'louba, Mona Mansour, Omar Naim, Nada Sabet, Georgina Van Welie and William Gourlay.

🎞️ [TMR 41 • FORGETTING]Brittany Landorf reviews the first major film of director Asmae El Moudir, Morocco’s entry for t...
06/06/2024

🎞️ [TMR 41 • FORGETTING]

Brittany Landorf reviews the first major film of director Asmae El Moudir, Morocco’s entry for the 2024 Academy Awards.

Explore the full review now in TMR 41 FORGETTING: https://bit.ly/asmae-el-moudirs-the-mother-of-all-lies

Brittany Landorf reviews the first major film of director Asmae El Moudir, Morocco’s entry for the 2024 Academy Awards.

📑 [TMR 41 • FORGETTING]It is obvious that we will never forget; but it is unclear how to proceed with “un-forgetting" wr...
06/06/2024

📑 [TMR 41 • FORGETTING]

It is obvious that we will never forget; but it is unclear how to proceed with “un-forgetting" writes Reem Alghazzi on her experience of the Syrian revolution.

Dive into the full essay here: https://bit.ly/freedom-ruminations-of-a-syrian-refugee

It is obvious that we will never forget; but it is unclear how to proceed with “un-forgetting" writes Reem Alghazzi on her experience of the Syrian revolution.

06/05/2024

📣 [NEW ISSUE]

Our June issue, TMR 42 THEATRE, is coming soon!

This issue celebrates art and writing that emphasize the importance of the expression of the human spirit by acting out stories and how this can help us understand who we are.

👉 Subscribe to our newsletter to be notified when it’s released on Friday: https://bit.ly/3D82up3

Featuring work by: Hassan Abdulrazzak, Mudar Alhaggi, Elie Chalala, Mehrnaz Daneshvar, Yussef El Guindi, Saleem Haddad, Lameece Isaaq, Collective Ma'louba, Mona Mansour, Omar Naim, Nada Sabet, Georgina Van Welie and William Gourlay.

✍️ [TMR 41 • FORGETTING]Nashwa Nasreldine explores the importance of holding onto failed attempts to capture fleeting mo...
06/05/2024

✍️ [TMR 41 • FORGETTING]

Nashwa Nasreldine explores the importance of holding onto failed attempts to capture fleeting moments for the sake of our souls and poetry.

Read the full essay here: https://bit.ly/the-art-of-letting-go

Nashwa Nasreldine explores the importance of holding onto failed attempts to capture fleeting moments for the sake of our souls and poetry.

🍴 [TMR 41 • FORGETTING]Fadi Kattan's Palestinian cookbook (published by Hardie Grant Books) is a memoir of personal and ...
06/04/2024

🍴 [TMR 41 • FORGETTING]

Fadi Kattan's Palestinian cookbook (published by Hardie Grant Books) is a memoir of personal and familial memories, intriguing facts, and emotions, writes Mischa Geracoulis.

Explore the book review here: https://bit.ly/palestinian-culture-under-assault-celebrated-in-new-cookbook



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في خضم الدمار الجماعي الذي لحق بأجيال من الفلسطينيين وتراثهم الثقافي، يحيي كتاب الشيف فادي قطان الأخير كل فصول الحياة الفلسطينية ويقاوم المحو الثقافي.

:اقرأ المقال كاملاً الآن من خلال الرابط الموجود في البايو

https://bit.ly/ar-palestinian-culture-under-assault-celebrated-in-new-cookbook

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Dans un contexte de destruction massive de générations de Palestiniens et de leur patrimoine culturel, le dernier livre du chef Fadi Kattan met en valeur toutes les saisons de la vie palestinienne et résiste à l'effacement culturel.

Pour lire l’intégralité de l’article : https://bit.ly/fr-un-nouveau-livre-de-cuisine-qui-celebre-la-culture-palestinienne

📷 [TMR WEEKLY]Continuously displaced Palestinians redefine "home" in Osama Kahlout’s surprising photographs from the war...
06/03/2024

📷 [TMR WEEKLY]

Continuously displaced Palestinians redefine "home" in Osama Kahlout’s surprising photographs from the war on Gaza.

Read the full essay by Nadine Aranki this week in TMR: https://bit.ly/what-is-home-gazans-redefine-place-amid-displacement

Continuously displaced Palestinians redefine "home" in Osama Kahlout’s surprising photographs from the war on Gaza.

📚 [TMR WEEKLY] An entire family is preoccupied with its history and questions of national identity, confounded by France...
06/02/2024

📚 [TMR WEEKLY]

An entire family is preoccupied with its history and questions of national identity, confounded by France’s rejection of the pieds-noirs.

Read the full book review by Katherine A. Powers here: https://bit.ly/this-strange-eventful-history-by-claire-messud-a-review

An entire family is preoccupied with its history and questions of national identity, confounded by France’s rejection of the pieds-noirs.

📝 [TMR 41 • FORGETTING]Palestine's shrines are a part of a heritage that has been intentionally erased since the Nakba o...
05/31/2024

📝 [TMR 41 • FORGETTING]

Palestine's shrines are a part of a heritage that has been intentionally erased since the Nakba of 1948, writes Gabriel Polley.

Read the full essay here: https://bit.ly/not-forgotten-not-all-erased-palestines-sacred-shrines

Palestine's shrines are a part of a heritage that has been intentionally erased since the Nakba of 1948, according to Gabriel Polley.

🎥 [EVENT REPLAY] If you weren’t able to join us for this month’s roundtable discussion on our latest issue, TMR 41 FORGE...
05/30/2024

🎥 [EVENT REPLAY]

If you weren’t able to join us for this month’s roundtable discussion on our latest issue, TMR 41 FORGETTING, you can now tune into the conversation on our YouTube channel.

This conversation, hosted by TMR Senior Editor Lina Mounzer, features four of this month’s contributing writers: Mai Al-Nakib, Saleem Haddad, Asmaa Elgamal and Nabil Salih. They dive into the culture of memory and forgetting in the Arab world and discuss how personal memory might act upon this historical record.

👉 Watch now: https://youtu.be/yC4NTEvVIdk?si=nwVdRHtJgK7lx5K-

The Markaz Review presents a conversation on our May issue, TMR 41 FORGETTING, around the culture of memory and forgetting in the Arab world with four of the...

🎨 [TMR WEEKLY]A major exhibition at Mimosa House aims to address pressing and unresolved issues faced by women, q***r, a...
05/28/2024

🎨 [TMR WEEKLY]

A major exhibition at Mimosa House aims to address pressing and unresolved issues faced by women, q***r, and trans people across the world.

Dive into the full review here: https://bit.ly/our-review-of-transfeminisms

A major exhibition at Mimosa House aims to address pressing and unresolved issues faced by women, q***r, and trans people across the world.

05/28/2024

Cannes Film Festival 2024.

Moroccan director Asmae El Moudir posed for journalists, showing off the Palestinian flag sewn onto her glove.

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