Humanities as a scholarly field have constantly been criticized for not being entirely practical or utilitarian when it comes to advancing society and finding solutions to contemporary problems. Much of the theorization and findings remain inherently theoretical and descriptive in nature. However, humanities nowadays stand out not only as a fundamental key player in the struggle for meaning and quest for cultural diversity/difference, but more importantly as an ethicopolitical exigency in search for communal modes of existence and coexistence especially amid the culturally and religiously motivated violence, and the Zeitgeist of cultural paranoia that we are witnessing today.
Building Bridges, Not Walls: Arab Anglophone Diasporic Writers as Cultural Mediators
14 October 2021