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Olivia Snaije

Olivia Snaije

Olivia Snaije is a journalist and editor based in Paris who writes about translation, literature, graphic novels, the Middle East and multiculturalism. She is the author of three books.

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‘Little Amal’ Fights for Young Refugees

‘Little Amal’ Fights for Young Refugees

The puppet wears a brightly colored skirt but no blouse, revealing the puppeteer inside who stands on stilts while strapped into the wicker frame. This fits into Handspring’s ethos of revealing the manipulator, because if the puppet is being handled well, they say, its manipulators disappear.

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Archaeology Turns Political to Benefit a Trio of Middle East Strongmen

Archaeology Turns Political to Benefit a Trio of Middle East Strongmen

Both Saddam and Assad recognized the value of their countries’ archaeological heritage and adapted it to suit their interpretations of what they thought the Baath Socialist Party should be.

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The Divas of the Arab World

The Divas of the Arab World

The exhibition at IMA shines the spotlight on women who are not as well remembered as Umm Kulthum, such as the beloved star of Egyptian musicals, Laila Mourad, who was Jewish, or Warda, who was born in Paris of Algerian parents and began singing in her parents’ cabaret.

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