In the Land of Shattered Windows was implemented by the Sana’a based Romooz Foundation; an independent, non-profit foundation dedicated to the promotion and development of Yemeni Art and Culture. Through local and international exhibitions featuring the work of Yemeni artists, trainings, residencies, workshops, literature events, conferences, film festivals, artists talks, and public programming, the foundation aims to contribute to the development of a pluralistic, democratic society in Yemen. The organization aims to promote art as a means for conflict resolution, peace-building, learning and social development.

The Partners

Poetry Consultant: Wajdi al-Ahdal is a Yemeni novelist, author of short stories, screenwriter, and dramatist. He received a degree in literature from Sanaa University. He won the Afif prize for the short story in 1997, a gold medal for a dramatic text in the Festival for Arab Youth in Alexandria, Egypt, in 1998, and the youth prize of the President of the Republic of Yemen for the short story in 1999. He has been an employee of Dar al-Kutub, the National Library in Sanaa.


Project Illustrator: Lamia al-Sanafi is a Sana’a based graphic designer and visual artist. She holds a degree in Graphic Design from the Lebanese International University. She currently works as Projects Associate for Romooz Foundation.


Poems Translator: Dr. Hamdan Dammag is a Yemeni award winning novelist. He is a poet, a translator, a researcher, a human rights activist and a computer scientist with publications in international journals, magazines and newspapers. He currently serves as the Vice President of the Yemeni Center for Studies and Research. Dammag is the son of Yemen's foremost novelist Zayd Muttee Dammaj.


This project is made possible with the Generous Support of
the Prince Claus Fund’s Next Generation Programme

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