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About Mai Yamani

Mai Yamani is an anthropologist. Among her books are Changed Identities: The Challenge of the New Generation in Saudi Arabia (Chatham House, 2000) and Cradle of Islam: The Hijaz and the Quest for an Arabian Identity (IB Tauris, 2004).

Articles by Mai Yamani

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Mecca: Islam's cosmopolitan heart

The historic, open and inclusive tradition of the Hijaz is a truer beacon for 21st-century Muslims than the arid Wahhabi dogma of Saudi Arabia's rulers, says Mai Yamani.
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