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The Amazigh roots of St Exupery's 'Le Petit Prince'
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A fennec fox, the sand and stars, a baobab tree and a lad whose scarf unwinds to the length of a tagelmust, the face-covering turban worn by the nomads in the Sahara, are just some of the images that readers hold dear after finishing The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. The reach of the beloved children’s classic—about a pilot who crash-lands in the world’s largest sand desert and meets a small boy from a far-off asteroid—is as vast as the Sahara itself. This year the story was translated for the 300th time since it was first published in French as Le Petit...
French-Tunisian eL Seed takes Arabic calligraffiti global
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“It’s important that each message speaks to the local community but also has a universal significance,” says eL Seed, who last year on a facade of the Graduate College of Social Work at the University of Houston, Texas, translated into Arabic and rendered into calligraffiti a quote from city founder Sam Houston: “Knowledge is the food of genius, and my son, let no opportunity escape you to treasure up knowledge.” EL SEED SPOKE BY PHONE FROM HIS DUBAI STUDIO. An interview by Johnny Hanson, originally appeared in the July/August 2017 AramcoWorld magazine. Let’s start with “calligraffiti.” There are quite a...