Stories about Algeria from June, 2008
Algeria: Muslims and Education
Muslims in Europe and America prefer to study engineering, biology, business, pre-medical/pre-dental, and other such majors while Art, English, art history, political science, and general studies are frowned upon or even viewed contemptuously, says Algerian blogger Nouri.
Algeria: Pork is a Sin to Eat
Pork is a sin to eat. Algerian linguist Lameen Souag invites his readers to share their ideas on why the above sentence seems weird.
Pakistan: On Polio
CHUP! on the issue of polio in Pakistan.
Algeria: Tragic Attacks
“The tragic attacks that took place in Algiers this week were surely aimed at debasing the prestige of the Algerian government, which is preparing to receive Mediterranean representatives and which has won the favor of most Western (and eastern) governments in its battle with al-Qaeda,” writes Algerian blogger Nouri.
Algeria: Baby Talk
Algerian linguist Lameen Souag is busy studying Siwi – and notes that they have 40 words used in baby talk. “So what special words do you use in your language when talking to babies?” he asks.
Algeria: Mesh Blog
“Harvard’s MESH blog is an important resource for scholars and for students of the Near and Middle East. It is nevertheless heavily biased, particularly on Levantine affairs, and its discussion of the Maghreb is grossly underdeveloped,” writes Algerian Nouri.