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Translation as Homecoming, Lucy Writers Platform, December 2020
What is our own language then? Can a language belong to us even if we have never lived where it is spoken?
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Portraits in Verse, The News on Sunday, June 2020
While these portraits bear the stamp of their lived time and age, they are not period pieces. They tingle with a humanity that is universal and timeless.
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Artistan, Newsline, August 2014
The Central Asian republics are creating exciting new identities in their art, but the past lingers.
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Makkah: Constant City, Changing Face, Newsline, November 2013
Makkah will always embody this duality, the parallel but contradictory dynamics of city and symbol, of place and notion.
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Exotic Paradox: Expats Blog In Saudi Arabia, Newsline, November 2012
The most interesting news about Saudi Arabia lies beyond the pages of Arab News, in the blogs of expats married to Saudi men.
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Rising Sands, Newsline, September 2011
Perhaps the beauty of contemporary Saudi art lies in how it forces us to look a certain way and to affirm a certain facet of truth. In seeing it, we find a new way of seeing.