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الخضر شودار ولد بالجزائر و يعيش في شيكاغو. درس بجامعة تلمسان ثم وهران و تخرج من جامعة فلوريدا في الآداب الفرانكومغاربية، و عمل أستاذا في جامعة فلوريدا و ميشيغان. يعمل الآن محاضراً في جامعة شيكاغو.

يصدر له قريباً:
(الجهة الأخرى من الأشياء (ديوان شعر)

ملمسك ناعم كموت شجرة، مختارات للشاعر الفرنسي آلان بوسكيه مترجمة عن الفرنسية.

In this interview, the Algerian poet Elkhidr Choudar talks about his beginnings as a poet, his vision of poetry and the Arab poet in the context of his/her tradition and the wider international context and influences.

He also talks about the influence of continuous travel in his poetic experience and the doors and windows that translation of poetry into Arabic opens.

Interviewed by Osama Esber
August 25th, 2020 | Arabic

Direct download: ElKhidr_Osama_Final_2_Master_1.mp3
Category:Poetry -- posted at: 9:00am EST

In the second episode of “1979 Generation,” Jadaliyya’s Iran Page co-editor, Manijeh Nasrabadi interviews Shahla Talebi on the liberation of political prisoners, the intersection of gender, class and revolution, and the emergence of “proletarian feminism.”

Shahla Talebi is Associate Professor of Religious Studies in the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies at Arizona State University. Shahla was a student activist who participated in the 1979 Revolution, lived through the Iran-Iraq war, and left Iran for the U.S. in 1994. She is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir, "Ghosts of Revolution: Rekindled Memories of Imprisonment in Iran", published by Stanford University Press in 2011.

(Photo by Hengameh Golestan)

Direct download: Shahla_Talebi_.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 9:00am EST

On Tuesday, August 4th, a massive explosion rocked Beirut and sent a giant mushroom cloud into the sky. The blast, which struck the city with a force comparable to a 3.5 magnitude earthquake, destroyed much of the country’s main port, flattened and damaged hundreds of buildings, including three hospitals, and a huge number of businesses and homes. So far, 135 fatalities have been counted, 300,000 have been displaced and over 5000 have been injured. Hundreds of people are still trying to know the whereabouts of their loved ones who went missing.

To get a better picture of what happened in Beirut and the economic and political crisis compounded by the covid-19 pandemic that is pushing the country to the brink of economic collapse, Shahram Aghamir spoke with Ziad Abu Rish the Co-Director of the MA Program in Human Rights and the Arts, and Visiting Associate Professor of Human Rights, at Bard College. Ziad is a 2020–21 Research Fellow in the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University. His research explores state formation, economic development, and popular mobilizations in the Middle East, with a particular focus on Lebanon and Jordan. He serves as Co-Editor of Arab Studies Journal and Jadaliyya. He is also a Research Fellow at the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies (LCPS).

Photo by Hiba Al Kallas

Direct download: chemical_explosion_in_Beirut_Status.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 9:00am EST

Lebanese/American filmmaker Jude Chehab describes her experiences of the August 4th explosion in Beirut, recent protests in the city, and how these events lead her and others to organize grassroots rebuilding and transparent relief efforts in the Lebanese capital.

Donate now via PayPal to help support those impacted by the explosion in Beirut. paypal.me/judechehab

Interviewed by Paola C. Messina
August 9th, 2020 | English

Direct download: Chehab_Final_Master_1.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 9:00am EST

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