Maïra al-Manzali was born in New York city on a dark and stormy night, the same night that Norman Vincent Peale, author of “The Power of Positive Thinking” died. She thus represents the death of optimism. Al-Manzali hails from the Oranian bey Mustapha el-Manzali, the Yemenite Rabbi Saliman Almanzali of Sana’a, and the Moroccan Sufi order which takes it line of spiritual descent from ‘Ali al-Manzali. She is Yiddish-Tupi.


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Palmyra and Syrian Archaeology:
            republished in Italian at 

On the Possibility of a Rainbow:

An interview with Mirage:

Review: Workshop at Daraat al-Funun

Review: Salaam Neighbor

Xenophobia at the Academy

Housing in Leiden: a Survey