Inside Dubai Lynx 2015: Arabic Day puts language and its impact on culture on the agenda

Maeve O’Sullivan continues her exploration of Dubai Lynx 2015 as she delves into the major themes of the creative festival’s Arabic programme.

I learned an Arabic word yesterday: ‘yatafakkaroun’. It translates in English to ‘thinking and questioning’ or critical thinking. Language and its impact on culture and communication was a recurring topic at the series of sessions presented in Arabic at Dubai Lynx. The sessions aimed to explore creative themes and challenges for the region – a good complement to the subjects covered on the main stage.

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