In this issue


In this issue of Sekka Magazine, we shed a light on elements from our rich and wide-encompassing Khaleeji folklore, including customs, dances, music, folk stories and cultural beliefs that have inherited generation upon generation, through a new lens. We ask where they stand in 2021, particularly for the new generation of Khaleejis, the youth What does folklore mean to them today?

Letter from the editors


Arts and culture


Why I love our djinn stories

In a way, djinn and their generational stories have become an undeniable aspect of our Arabic culture, especially since they symbolize a lot of the Arab folklore we grew up with and have come to know today.


Poem: Black Riding Hood

This poem gives the familiar story of Little Red Riding Hood a colloquial, contemporary twist. There is a nursery rhyme that is common in the Gulf region about a crying girl named Salwa that was hit by her mother. In this poem, it is swapped with Laila, the Arab name for Little Red Riding Hood.

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