Mona Abu Al-Nasr

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Arts & Culture Liberal Arts

‘Instinctive Creativity’: Wissa Wassef’s Genius as an Artist and Teacher Is on Display

Mona Abu Al-Nasr | 14 Jun 2022

The late Egyptian artist Ramses Wissa Wassef believed art was an instinct in all people. He taught children and villagers to weave to express their innate creativity.

Arts & Culture Liberal Arts Literature & Translation Refugees

‘The Last Resort’: Documentary Tells the Story of European Refugees in Egypt

Mona Abu Al-Nasr | 02 Jun 2022

A documentary film recounts the little-known story of El Shatt, a refugee camp near Suez that sheltered thousands of Europeans during World War II.

Arts & Culture Liberal Arts Profiles

For Lebanese Artist Dima Raad, Faces Tell the Stories of Crisis and War

Mona Abu Al-Nasr | 18 Apr 2022

Faces “are the first letters of expression,” says the Lebanese artist and educator Dima Raad. She discussed her philosophy of making and teaching art with Al-Fanar Media.

Arts & Culture Literature & Translation Publishing

‘Blind Sinbad’: Bothayna Al-Essa Explores a Changing Kuwait, from War to Pandemic

Mona Abu Al-Nasr | 11 Apr 2022

The Kuwaiti novelist Bothayna Al-Essa’s “Blind Sinbad: Atlas of the Sea and War” traverses 30 years of change in Kuwait, comparing the faces of war and pandemic.

Arts & Culture Gender Liberal Arts

Works by Egyptian Women Artists Are Featured in Exhibitions This Month

Mona Abu Al-Nasr | 18 Mar 2022

Exhibitions in Cairo and Alexandria mark Women’s Month and celebrate the power of art to bring about social change.

Arts & Culture Liberal Arts Literature & Translation Publishing

Authors of New Biographies of Famous Egyptians Take Their Craft Seriously

Mona Abu Al-Nasr | 17 Mar 2022

The authors of new biographies of the actress Madiha Kamel and the writer Yusuf Idris discuss how they chose their subjects, and the research that went into writing about them.

Arts & Culture Liberal Arts Literature & Translation Publishing Scholarships

Arab Scholarships and Grants in Creative Writing and the Arts

Mona Abu Al-Nasr | 05 Mar 2022

If you are passionate about culture and art, you can win scholarships most notably in creative writing and arts.

Arts & Culture Literature & Translation Publishing

Applications Open for Third Khairy Shalaby Award

Mona Abu Al-Nasr | 12 Feb 2022

The aim of a competition honouring the late Egyptian writer Khairy Shalaby is to encourage new literary talent in Arabic.

Arts & Culture Liberal Arts Students

Egypt’s Youth Salon Seeks to Identify New Artistic Talent

Mona Abu Al-Nasr | 07 Feb 2022

Egypt’s “Youth Salon” is a key event for discovering and promoting new talent, culture officials say. Its latest installment presents more than 200 works by young artists.

Arabic Arts & Culture Liberal Arts Literature & Translation Publishing

‘Murder for Amateurs’: Ahmed Mourad on Writing as the Craft of Killing Boredom

Mona Abu Al-Nasr | 24 Jan 2022

In his new book, the Egyptian novelist Ahmed Mourad talks about the art of writing and storytelling, and how to become “a professional killer of boredom.”

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