Beneath the Black Niqab Is Outspoken Saudi Poet

Watching the world through eyeslits in her black niqab, Hissa Hilal of Saudi Arabia is a rising TV star on a million-dollar reality show. The program, known as "Million's Poet," is an American Idol-style contest in Arabic poetry. Instead of singing, contestants are judged based on how well they recite poems. A panel of judges, along with thousands of viewers voting by text message, determine who walks away with the $1.3 million prize. Hilal, 43, is the first woman to reach the finals. She...Full Story
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