Tim Mackintosh-Smith

Tim is an Arabist, traveller, writer and lecturer. For almost thirty years his home has been the Yemeni capital San'a where he lives on the ruin-mound of the ancient Sabaean city, next to the modern donkey market.

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Enclosed Gardens The scent of basil is the first thing I notice when I wake on Fridays, then the hum of voices from below the window. Down on al-Zumur, one of the busiest market streets in the old city of Sana'a, my neighbor Maryam the qashshamah sits behind...