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Tamenghast: Far From Algiers
Nesrine Dahmoun   
Tamenghast: Far From Algiers | babelmed | mediterranean cultureFor long, when speaking of this Algerian city I knew only by name, I pronounced it “Tamanrasset”. But when I went there for the first time, Boubekeur explained to me that the correct pronunciation was “Tamenghast”, a word which represents a kind of sand embankment, be it natural or artificial.
 
Exchange Platform MADARAT, Beirut, Lebanon
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Exchange Platform MADARAT, Beirut, Lebanon | babelmed | mediterranean cultureThe Roberto Cimetta Fund will be organising a platform for exchange in collaboration with the Institut français de Beyrouth from 20th to 22nd November 2012.

 
Cairo Through The Windscreen
Youssef Rakha   
Cairo Through The Windscreen | babelmed | mediterranean cultureVirtual exhibition. These photos of the everyday Cairo were taken by Youssef Rakha, Egyptian writer, poet, and photographer.
 
The Economic & Social Crisis in the eyes of Mediterranean writers and poets
Stanley Borg   

The Economic & Social Crisis in the eyes of Mediterranean writers and poets | babelmed | mediterranean cultureThe Malta Mediterranean Literature Festival was held from the 30th of August to the 1st of September. Entitled “Dieta kontra l-Kri?i” (Crisis Fare), this year’s edition focused on the economic and social crisis with an allusion to the easy discourse about the Mediterranean diet. Babelmed is publishing a series of interviews that the TV guide of the Times of Malta held with some of the festival’s participants coming from different Euro-Mediterranean countries questioning mainly the role of a writer in a crisis.

 
The Revitalising Force of Compassion
Adrian Grima   

The Revitalising Force of Compassion | babelmed | mediterranean cultureMaltese poet Adrian Grima talks to acclaimed British Palestinian writer Selma Dabbagh who participated at the Malta Mediterranean Literature Festival last September 2012.

 
Negotiating These Strange Days | Marina Espasa
Teodor Reljic   
Negotiating These Strange Days | Marina Espasa | babelmed | mediterranean cultureThe Catalan writer Marina Espasa, was invited among the many international authors visiting Malta as part of the Malta Mediterranean Literature Festival, which focused on the global economic recession. Interview by Teodor Reljic, Malta Today.
 
Arabic Graffiti/ Le Graffiti arabe, Beirut Art Centre
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Arabic Graffiti/ Le Graffiti arabe, Beirut Art Centre | babelmed | mediterranean cultureAs part of the exhibition WHITE WALL, a book launch of the new and revised French edition, Le Graffiti arabe, and a presentation of the project Arabic Graffiti will take place at Beirut Art Center on the 31st October 2012.

 
“Well-tempered Multiculturalism”
Alexis Nuselovici (Nouss)   
“Well-tempered Multiculturalism” | babelmed | mediterranean cultureProfessor at the University of Montreal, linguist, philosopher, anthropologist, Alexis Nouss been exploring the notions of multiculturalism and interculturalism in art for several years. He is the author of several books and reference articles on the subject. Its design is that of a multiculturalism respecting differences in a collective project.
 
Venice, Views and Characters of a City of Film
Federica Araco - Enrico Brunetti   
Venice, Views and Characters of a City of Film | babelmed | mediterranean cultureGateway to the East, at the crossroads of peoples and cultures, a bridge between the old world and a legendary and mysterious East, over the centuries, Venice has been able to preserve its magical atmosphere thanks to a cultural and aesthetic melting pot that makes it unique in the world.
 
Impressions, Dream City 2012
Elizabeth Grech   
Impressions, Dream City 2012 | babelmed | mediterranean cultureA cultural journey in the old medina of the city of Tunis. These pictures were taken during a few artistic stops interspersed with beautiful encounters on the different Dream City paths. Contemporary art initiative supported by the Art Rue Association. Hispstamatic Photos by Elizabeth Grech for Babelmed.
 
Literature Under Duress | Kallia Papadaki
Teodor Reljic,   
Literature Under Duress | Kallia Papadaki | babelmed | mediterranean cultureGreek short story and screenwriter Kallia Papadaki speaks to Teodor Reljic, journalist at the Malta Today about literature and the recession. She was invited to the Malta Mediterranean Literature Festival– which focused on the effects of the economic recession.
 
“To Write is to Intervene in Time”
Melike Akova   

“To Write is to Intervene in Time”  | babelmed | mediterranean cultureAs a novelist and a poet, Hasan Ali Topta? fearlessly plays around with time and place. His first novel, Bir Gülü?ün Kimli?i, was published in 1987 and he has continued his literary adventure ever since, with works translated into many languages.

 
16th Edition of the Arab Film Festival, US
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16th Edition of the Arab Film Festival, US | babelmed | mediterranean cultureThe 16th Edition of the Annual Arab Film Festival will be held in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Los Angeles from the 11th to the 21st of October 2012.

 
Virtual Palestinians: From Sabra and Chatila to Arab Spring
Youssef Rakha   
Virtual Palestinians: From Sabra and Chatila to Arab Spring | babelmed | mediterranean cultureOn the 30th anniversary of the Sabra and Chatila massacre, it is worth rereading Jean Genet’s song to the beauty of revolutionaries.
 

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