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Embrace the Sky: An Interview with Libyan Painter Abdelgader Bader

Fish are an important symbol in Libyan folk art and can be found as carpets and textile decoration throughout the Arab world. They are a symbol of renewal and a sign of abundant livelihood and fertility, and a good omen for the bearer. The red eye in the fish is a talisman to protect from envy and evil.

Selfie of Zara Lisbon nex to the cover of her book, Fake Plastic Girl.

An interview with Zara Lisbon

Truthfully, when I was about eight years old I got really obsessed with Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen and I got it in my mind that if I could write a play that they starred in, I could meet them.