Day: March 13, 2021

The Sex Conversation: Sameera Qureshi on Tackling the Burning Issues Affecting Women's Sexuality
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The Sex Conversation: Sameera Qureshi on Tackling the Burning Issues Affecting Women’s Sexuality

What I often hear from most people is that the spaces I created, are the first time they’ve had to learn about sexual health in a comfortable, comprehensive, non-shameful way. And I think that if this makes me feel happy, it also makes me feel sad, that a lot of women have not had empathy and compassion and information that empowers them to think and learn about their bodies.

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Revisiting History: The Pre-Islamic Arab Story of Queen Al-Zabbāʾ of Tadmur
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Revisiting History: The Pre-Islamic Arab Story of Queen Al-Zabbāʾ of Tadmur

From, Al-Tabari’s account, Al-Zabbāʾs all-consuming quest for revenge renders her a tragic character, which is evident towards the end of the play when ʿAmr captured Tadmur and walked into Al-Zabbāʾs room. However, in Maḥmūd Diyāb’s very recent account of this history, although al-Zabbāʾ is perfectly resigned to her fate and is ready to poison herself, ʿAmr refuses to kill her for one reason.

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