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Ahd Hany Niazy has been working on a project for the last year called “Jahanamiya” that has just had a very successful launch.   Jahanamiya is an online creative writing magazine that publishes writing by Saudi women and artwork by local artists. The Arabic word for the bougainvillea provides the title of this effort which reflect the unique quality both of these flowers and of the Saudi women that are the focus of the magazine.  Ms. Niazy states: “The magazine has many goals, one of them being to celebrate the diversity of Saudi women and Saudi culture. To challenge the single-sided way that Saudi women and Saudi Arabia are presented in western media. To listen to the perspectives of different Saudi women, and to learn from them, instead of about them.”  The first issue of the magazine is available at www.jahanamiya.com. Each issue of the magazine (published quarterly) is based on a theme that is an element of Saudi culture. The theme of the debut issue is “Arabic Coffee. “

Janelle Peters 's manuscript, Paul and the Citizen Body, has been accepted under contract for 2015-2016 by the University of Pennsylvania Press.

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