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About Ulysses

Ulysses blogs on Revolutionary Arab Rap and examines social and political change in the Middle East and North Africa through the lens of Arabic hip hop. Ulysses can be found on twitter and at his blog

Articles by Ulysses

This week’s front page editor

Rosemary Bechler

Rosemary Bechler is the mainsite editor of openDemocracy.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Hip hop and the Arab uprisings

People shouldn't divide Arabic rappers into pro- and anti-revolution camps and castigate one side - the Arabic hip-hip scene is too nuanced and complex for that. But if unity only comes at the expense of social justice, the Arab world will be even worse off than before.

Hip Hop Revolution

In the midst of the Arab Spring there is a group of dedicated young hip hop artists who are using their medium to disseminate revolutionary ideas. This piece documents how hip hop has impacted on the way young people interact with the revolution in Tunisia, Morocco, Egypt, Libya and elsewhere.
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