Articles tagged "Yemeni Literature"
Ali Muhsin Market
In this excerpt from writer Nadia Al-Kokabany's Ali Muhsin Market, a silver-tongued young man lives to regret convincing his brother of a scheme to earn a few extra bucks in the midst of the Yemeni Revolution of 2011–12. 18 March 2011 With all his smooth talk about making money, Mehdi Al-Rimy convinced his younger brother to work Fridays in the bustling revolutionary square, which throbbed with visitors and men going to prayer. On those days, it was easy...
Do not despair, my friend: The light that shines on our land will remain chaste. We still have time. Maybe next year, the year after- it will be enough. We will see the new face of Eban smiling over our lives. This land is good and its history teaches us we must not despair. This land is happy. Look, see the girls painting their cheeks? This land is continuously giving birth. Yemen is a happy country, the people die standing tall: they will not cower,...
An asphalt sky: your memory Your earth is only a body Time is a poem approaching Time is a poem withering Time is a poem dying & time is a wailing wall for poems and dreams Such is exile Your bottlenecked bottleneck The wounded Fatherland's open sores moaning within you An asphalt sky: your memory Your earth is only a body