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About safamubgar

A Londoner with an eye for the world, and a lazy passion for culture and books. Also a Springing Arab, of the Yemeni variety.

‘Silence for the Sake of Gaza,’ Mahmoud Darwish

Originally posted on Arabic Literature (in English):
Ibrahim Muhawi’s translation of Journal of an Ordinary Grief (Ar: 1973, Eng: 2010) is dedicated to the people of Gaza. This is from the section “Silence for the Sake of Gaza”: Gaza is not the…

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The bottom line in Yemen

 Like many people, Yemenis object to the killing of innocent civilians.

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Interesting Times in Yemen

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توكل للسلام By Mansur Rajih

مُنحت جائزة نوبل للسلام لهذا العام للناشطة اليمنية توكل كرمان . دردشت مع كثير من وسائل الاعلام ، كان القول الرئيس من جانبي ان السيدة توكل تستحق الجائزة ، بل ان الجائزة بمنحها لتوكل تستعيد وهجا طالما افتقدته وتستعيد مصداقية … Continue reading

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This morning’s breakfast story #SupportYemen

In many ways we Yemenis are an unremarkable people. Babies are born, families argue, tribes fight and protect, we cry for lost loved ones. Life goes on. The exceptional thing about us is that we continue to do this while … Continue reading

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Letter to DFID: Break the fast over Yemen

The Rt Hon Andrew Mitchell MP Secretary of State for International Development 1 Palace Street LONDON SW1E 5HE October 2011 Break the fast over Yemen We, Yemen Aid and other members of the British Yemeni community, invite you, your fellow … Continue reading

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Break the Fast over Yemen

British Yemenis invite development ministers to traditional breakfast in call for more aid to feed millions of hungry Yemenis. What? British Yemenis will be sitting down to a traditional Yemeni breakfast outside DFID in a call for more aid for … Continue reading

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