‘Bad’ Arab Women: The Power of a Label

Ursula Lindsey / 02 Jan 2018 / Opinion

A new anthology looks at the stigma that attaches to women who challenge the status quo.

2017: The Arab World in Books

Ursula Lindsey / 18 Dec 2017 / Opinion

A sampling of literary and scholarly works from across the region that we have enjoyed over the past year.

University Press Thrives On New Arabic Fiction

Ursula Lindsey / 08 Nov 2017 / Opinion

American University in Cairo Press weathers the post-Mubarak era, focusing on scholarly books and new Arabic writing.

Comics Take a Candid Look at Refugee Lives

Edward Fox / 26 Oct 2017 / Opinion

Solidarité International commissioned graphic artists to tell true stories of Syrians in Lebanon in a vivid and imaginative way.

Sex, Lies and Scholarship

Ursula Lindsey / 18 Oct 2017 / Opinion

A journalist who interviewed Moroccan women and scholars of sexuality found a widening gap between private sexual practices and public attitudes.

Listening to the Voices of Syrians, Unadulterated

Rasha Faek / 31 Jul 2017 / Opinion

An American professor documents the stories of Syrians before and after the revolution, allowing them to speak for themselves.

A Journalist’s View of Europe’s Refugee Crisis

Sabah Hamamou / 30 Jun 2017 / Opinion

A book by The Guardian’s former migration correspondent tells the personal stories of people forced into exile in Europe by civil war.

Making Sense of the Arab Uprisings’ Aftermath: Think Small

Ursula Lindsey / 14 Jun 2017 / Opinion

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.

Insights From the World’s Largest Refugee Camp

David Wheeler / 29 May 2017 / Opinion

“City of Thorns,” a book about the refugee camp Dadaab, in Kenya, portrays conditions that mirror those in Arab refugee settlements.

Cast Away: Stories of Survival

Edward Fox / 30 Apr 2017 / Opinion

A Brussels-based foreign correspondent has traced the tales of five people who fled their countries to seek a haven in Europe.