Articles and Literature 

Here we share articles and literature from and about South Yemen.


Neues vom Akademischen Forum Muhammad Ali Luqman

Autor: Autorenkollektiv des Akademischen Forums Muhammad Ali Luqman Veröffentlichungsdatum: 51/2020 Quelle: Jemen-Report (Hrsg. Deutsch-Jemenitische Gesellschaft e.V.)    

الوعي النقدي وحدود التجديد في شعر علي أحمد باكثير

د. عبد المُطلب أحمد جبر لا تُذكَر قضيَّة التجديد والرِّيادة في الشعر العربي الحديث المعاصر إلا ويكون علي أحمد باكثير (1910-1969م) أحدَ الشُّعَراء الذين أسهَمُوا في هذا المسار؛ فهو عند طائفةٍ من الدارسين يُمثِّل الرِّيادة الفنيَّة، وعند آخَرين الرِّيادة التاريخيَّة، وبقدر ما يتداخَل هذان الخطَّان تتأرجَحُ مكانة باكثير في خطِّ تطوُّر التجديد في الشعر العربي، […]

The War in Yemen: Fragmentation and Consolidation of Local Power Structures

Author: Anne-Linda Amira Augustin (The Orginnal source of article) The Western media often discusses the war in Yemen in an overly-simplified manner without shedding light on its complex history. The conflict is mostly depicted as a war between Sunnites and Shiites, with the Saudi and UAE-led military coalition on one side and Iran on the […]

Identity Constructions in Contemporary Yemeni Novels

The Academic Forum Muhammad Ali Luqman expresses congratulations and highest respect to its chairman Dr. Abdulsalam al-Rubaidi for the publication of his doctoral research “Identity Constructions in Contemporary Yemeni Novels” (Narratio Aliena? Studien des Bonner Zentrums für Transkulturelle Narratologie, vol. 13, Berlin: EB-Verlag Dr. Brandt, 2020.). Abstract: This book is an analytical study of identities […]

The 14th Edition of the Cultural Magazine of Hadhramaut

    The Cultural Magazine of Hadhramaut is quarterly published by the Hadhramaut Center  for Historical Studies, Documentation and Publication. It is 14th edition contains the following articles: Dr. Abdullah al-Ja’idi: Historical documents from Hadhramaut Dr. Ahmad Hadi BaHartha: Peace in Hadhramaut through the Hadhrami press Yislam Salih Bin Dahlous: Weakness of the Kathiri State […]


Independent Diplomat and Women In International Security (WIIS) organize a special public panel discussion on Women of South Yemen: Securing peace and stability. Moderator & Opening Remarks Ms Laura Semmler, Women in International Security (WIIS) Brussels.  Panellists: Sanaa Mubarak, is paediatrician by profession and a founding member of the Academic Forum Muhammed Ali Luqman (think […]

Perspectives on Civil Society in South Yemen (Videos)

Part 1 ´The Golden Age´: Aden in the 1950s and 1960s. Presented by Huda Luqman (Daughter of M.A. Luqman)    Part 2 South Yemen through the eyes of international media during the past years Presented by Ameen Shandhor ( Academic Forum M.A. Luqman).  

Saeed Al-Gariri: It Was a Dramatic Turning Point for Us

The interview was conducted by Anne-Linda Amira Augustin and originally appeared in maldekstra #6. Translation by Diego Otero and Ryan Eyers for Gegensatz Translation Collective. Amira Augustin : What happened in South Yemen in 1989 and 1990? Were the upheavals in Germany and Eastern Europe also felt in South Yemen? What thoughts, hopes, or worries did you have […]

The 2nd Edition of the Cultural Magazine Abyan

On March 28, 2019, the newly founded University of Abyan in Zinjibar published the first issue of the cultural magazine Abyan in the eponymous governorate. The 2nd edition contains the following topics: Civilization and Nomadism in Arabic Poetry by Dr. Saeed al-Awadi The Rhythm in Medinan Suras of the Quran by Dr. Salih Abdullah Mansour […]

Past and Present Perspectives on Civil Society in South Yemen

Omar Ahmed Middle East Monitor – Link The Arab-British Chamber of Commerce was the venue for yesterday’s workshop organised by the Academic Forum Muhammad Ali Luqman and supported by Independent Diplomat focussing on civil society, women’s activism and the role of local and international media in current developments in South Yemen, in particular from a historical […]

The Yemen War: Actors, Interests and the Prospects of Negotiations

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung has convened experts from Europe, Germany, the United States, and Yemen to provide informed opinions about the conflict in Yemen and on the best way to advance peace among the warring parties. In addition to an analysis of different local, regional and international perspectives on the conflict, the policy paper provides recommendations to […]

Der Krieg im Jemen und die ungelöste Südfrage

Datum: 5. November 2019, 18:15 Uhr Ort: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Schellingstr. 3, 80799 München, Hörsaal S 002 Vorstandsmitglied Anne-Linda Amira Augustin wird in der Vorlesungsreihe „Basiswissen Islam “ am Institut für den Nahen und Mittleren Osten der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München über den Krieg im Jemen sprechen. Der Vortrag wird sich besonders der Entstehung der südjemenitischen Unabhängigkeitsbewegung, der […]

The Importance of Reconsidering Ideas about South Yemen

Statement by the Academic Forum Muhammad Ali Luqman 15 August 2019 The current events in South Yemen require a reconsideration of approaches toward and perceptions of this region in order to gain a more comprehensive understanding of what is happening on the ground. Until the developments in Aden over the past two weeks, South Yemen […]

Russia’s Foreign Policy towards South Yemen: Past, Present and Future Perspectives

المحاضرة على اليوتيوب/ On YouTube الجزء الأول/ Part 1 الجزء الثاني/  Part 2 برلين نَظّم منتدى محمد علي لقمان للدراسات – أوروبا يوم أمس محاضرة علمية في العاصمة الألمانية برلين تحت عنوان “السياسة الخارجية الروسية تجاه جنوب اليمن: الماضي، الحاضر، والآفاق المستقبلية”. هدفت المحاضرة إلى قراءة واستعراض ثلاث محاور رئيسية: العلاقات الوطيدة بين الاتحاد السوفيتي […]

Jemen-Report: The Academic Forum Muhammad Ali Luqman

The Academic Forum seeks to give insight into historical, political, economic and cultural topics related to South Yemen, as well as to stimulate research interest in this increasingly significant region.

Publication of the Cultural Magazine Abyan

On March 28, 2019, the newly founded University of Abyan in Zinjibar published the first issue of the cultural magazine Abyan in the eponymous governorate. The magazine deals with literary, social, historical, cultural, and anthropological topics. This first edition contains the following topics: Preface by Prof. Dr. Mahmood Al-Maisari, head of the magazine and rector […]

Modern Literature of South Yemen in the Course of Time

On June 19, 2018, Dr. Saeed Al-Gariri, Chairman of the Literati and Writers’ Association in al-Mukallah (Hadramaut) and former Professor of Literature and Literary Criticism at the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Hadramaut (he has lived in the Netherlands since 2014), spoke at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the University of Leipzig […]

Memory, Social Stratification and Migration in Batawil’s Novels

On April 23, 2018, the “Literature Forum” in Berlin’s Brecht-Haus served as the venue of the Academic Forum Muhammad Ali Luqman’s inauguration and first public event. Abdulsalam Al-Rubaidi, literary scholar and doctoral candidate at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, presented Ammar Batawil’s (b. 1981) novels Salmin (2014) and Ekron 94 (2017). In the novel Salmin, Batawil tells […]