the bee kingdom: research, writing, art

The Bee Kingdom (thebeekingdom.art) is a project by Joy Amina Garnett. Drawing on materials left behind by her late grandfather, Egyptian Romantic poet Ahmed Zaky Abushady (1892-1955), she explores lost family histories through creative writing, print making, artist books, and new media. She is currently writing a family memoir.

THE ARCHIVE

In Spring 2020, the collection found a home at the Archives and Special Collections of NYU Abu Dhabi Library in the midst of the global pandemic. Please visit: https://thebeekingdom.art/conferences

Immigrant Zero” by the late Maged Atiya commemorates the anniversary of A.Z. Abushady’s death (April 12, 1955) and the plight of Egyptian liberal thinkers. (First published on SalamaMousa: reclaiming Egypt).

Please visit The Bee Kingdom research site and and abushadyarchive.com

SCHOLARLY WRITING

“The Lost Narratives of A.Z. Abushady, Poet and Bee Master,” by Joy Garnett,  Cultural Entanglement in the Pre-Independence Arab World: Arts, Thought, and Literature, edited by Anthony Gorman and Sarah Irving. Published by I.B. Tauris/Bloomsbury (2020). The material draws on a workshop held at the Centre for Advanced Study of the Arab World (CASAW), University of Edinburgh.

Please visit: http://thebeekingdom.art/interviews-articles

CREATIVE WRITING

Please visit: http://thebeekingdom.art/writing

http://thebeekingdom.art/the-bee-keepers-library

ART

Please visit: http://thebeekingdom.art

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