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Columns by Middle Eastern and North African artists and cultural professionals. Inspiring, exciting and, or humanistic stories out of their everyday life.
Dalia Al-Dujaili Column: Meditations on Arab cleanliness and the surprising controversy of washing your butt

Meditations on Arab cleanliness and the surprising controversy of washing your butt

Whatever you call it – bidet or shattaf – this tool has been a feature in the memories of Middle Eastern children growing up in the West desperate to fit in, only to have their hopes thwarted by a tiny showerhead attachment on their toilet.
Dalia Al-Dujaili Column: Who wants Chai?

Who wants Chai?

When I took over the role of chai-maker, it felt like entering a rite of passage to my Arab womanhood. It felt weirdly comforting and empowering, to make others a whole seyneya of tea.
Dalia Al-Dujaili column: Dance is the pursuit of pleasure and of purpose

Dance is the pursuit of pleasure and of purpose

Dancing might be one of the most instinctual acts, but it is worth considering how much meaning and intention it can carry.
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This Orient gives an insight into the Greater Middle Eastern art scene. The richness of specialities, the pure potential and authenticity of Middle Eastern and North African regions needs to be explored and shared with the world. We want to share what already exists, yet is still waiting to be explored. The name This Orient implies the idea of a space no matter if physical or not, where one feel free to express hisself. Architecture, its residents, their art: We visit artists at their studio and, or home to explore their art.

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