Posted by: gaybatumi | August 17, 2010

New Arabic-Language Website to Tackle ‘Taboo’ Gay Issues


Editors say Qadita.net will be the first Arabic website to include a section on gay and lesbian writing, including reviews of Arab gay-oriented cinema and literature. Two prominent Israeli-Arab literary figures yesterday launched Qadita.net, an Arabic-language politics and culture website they say will tackle issues widely considered taboo in the Arabic press. The site’s editors are author Ala Hlehel and Anton Shalhat, a journalist and culture critic. Hlehel said yesterday that the site is aimed at “restoring the written word as the center of content in Arabic discourse and returning cultural texts as the focus of the Arab literary, cultural, political and societal experience.”

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  1. What a great resource!


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