In drawing lessons from the 2011 Arab uprisings and their after-effects, scholars should zoom in on experiments in governance and activism, even if they failed.
“City of Thorns,” a book about the refugee camp Dadaab, in Kenya, portrays conditions that mirror those in Arab refugee settlements.
A Brussels-based foreign correspondent has traced the tales of five people who fled their countries to seek a haven in Europe.
A retired professor hunts down books published in Morocco and makes them available to a wider audience. His challenges reflect the wider problems of Arab publishing.
Morocco’s national book fair has a cosmopolitan feel, offering discussions, events and important new publications.
Ursula Lindsey offers up a cornucopia of fiction and nonfiction in Arabic, English and French for an intellectual feast.
Students’ poor mastery of Arabic is caused by the poor instructional methods used, not the language itself, says Hanada Taha, the director of “Arabi21” project.
The challenge of Arabic script is one of the reasons behind Arab students’ disappointing performance results, the author explains.
Publishing statistics hint at low readership in the region, but many new ventures, large and small, seek to encourage reading.
A Tunisian literature scholar looks at how the circumstances surrounding the death of the Prophet Mohamed have affected Islam.