Manchester City and al-Mayidi ibn Zahir: The power and prestige of Emirati poetry and sport

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In this blog post, I explore the construction of a national identity and projection of power in the United Arab Emirates by comparing Emirati poetry traditions with the UAE’s involvement in elite international sport. I use the poem “Intelligent Speech and Borders of the Land” by al-Mayidi ibn Zahir and the Manchester City soccer team to argue that both poetry and sport are languages to project identity and power that are grounded in millennia-long traditions.

Periode3 mar. 2023

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