Should Translators Be Native Speakers of Arabic, Or English?
M.LYNX QUALEY: There have been native Arabic speakers who’ve made a mess of translation. Just as surely, there have been English speakers who have not understood the Arabic.
Comment on ‘Bethlehem is where?!’ Yet another Palin Whopper. by Brandt
For one of the first times in her life, Palin will leave our continent in pursuit of spreading her insane and violent rhetoric to another part of the world. What impression will the most vane and vile political figure of our time leave on the people o…
Qataris Rally in Support of Libya Strikes
OMAR CHATRIWALA: Scores of people rallied outside Libya’s embassy in Qatar on Sunday, calling for Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi to go. “I want [Gaddafi] dead,” said one.
The Tale of Egyptian artist Chafik Charobim
In the Cairo house once belonging to famous Egyptian artist Chafik Charobim … filled with beautiful things… … and beautiful guests… … there was a dinner party. Everything was so… … delicious. The artist’s vivacious daughter, Marion… … had not only her father’s book… but also many of his original works. Oh lucky girl…..
Controversial Nubian author, Idris Ali, dies aged 70
M. LYNX-QUALEY: Self taught novelist Idris Ali experienced many highs and lows but always wrote with conviction. He died this week aged 70.
Building Bridges Through the Art of Graffiti
MOHAMMED ALI: We hear government officials, academics and politicians talking about the problems of multiculturalism and community cohesion, but I feel they have left one resource untapped when it comes to finding solutions: art.
I am not my job – so why do I let it define who I am?
The current financial climate needs to instigate deeper thinking within the Muslim community about the purpose of work. Do we need constant ‘growth’? Is it all about more money and more wealth?
Wedding Night: A tale by Deaf Brown Trash Punk
I wanted to bring Sabina, writer and short film maker, onto the radio show I co-host but there’s a slight glitch – being deaf is a slight impediment…